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Go for Liftoff! : How to Train Like an Astronaut - by M.D. Dave Williams & Loredana Cunti (Hardcover)
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How many kids aspire to become an astronaut one day? Wouldn’t it be great to float in space and do neat experiments? But before all the “fun” begins, it takes an incredible amount of hard work to prepare oneself for the ride of a lifetime. Before they are sent to space, astronauts have to go through spacecraft systems training, wilderness training, underwater training, roller coaster–like flight training, and teamwork training, not to mention science, technology, medical, engineering, and math training. Training for flight also depends on being prepared physically, mentally, and emotionally, having the right attitude and learning to deal with problems calmly. Dr. Dave speaks from experience when he describes what it’s like to live underwater for weeks at a time, experience free-floating in micro gravity in the “Vomit Comet,” or catch and eat bugs during wilderness training. With its first-hand photos and amusing illustrations, Go for Lift Off is the go-to book for aspiring astronauts.
Number of Pages: 49
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Series Title: Dr. Dave, Astronaut
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: M.D. Dave Williams & Loredana Cunti
Street Date: April 11, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-1541
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