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Ask the Astronaut: A Galaxy of Astonishing Answers to Your Questions on Spaceflight

Authors: Jones, Tom
Publisher: Smithsonian
BISAC/Subject: SCI098000, SCI004000, TEC002000
ISBN: 9781588345387, Related ISBNs: 1588345378, 1588345386, 9781588345370, 9781588345387
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 224,
Audience: Young adult
Synopsis: Ever wondered what space is really like? Thanks to his 25 years of training for, flying in, consulting on, and writing and speaking about space, astronaut and spacewalker Tom Jones can answer that question and many others. What do you feel on liftoff? What is weightlessness? Where do you sleep in space? Can you see the Great Wall of China? Jones answers every question you have ever had about space in Ask the Astronaut. His entertaining blend of wit, personal experience, and technical expertise shines in each answer, and together all the answers illuminate the true space experience from start to finish. His engaging and informative responses remind readers of historic space achievements, acquaint them with exciting new ambitions, make them feel like they have experienced space firsthand, and even inspire an urge to explore space themselves. Jones covers everything from the training process for new astronaut candidates and the physical sensations and challenges of rocketing into orbit to what it's like to live, work, and walk in space. Jones also explores the future of spaceflight, both professional and commercial, in the years to come. Ask the Astronaut is a delight for all readers, especially "armchair astronauts" and younger, 21st century space explorers.
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