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Space Explorers: 25 Extraordinary Stories Of Space Exploration And Adventure [Paperback-2021]
Libby Jackson
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Category:ChildrenChildren Science & TechnologyChildren Science & Technology-Cin
Publisher: Wren && Rook Uk | ISBN: 9781526362124 | Pages: 192

A collection of amazing real-life stories about space exploration and adventure. Do you know the true story of ... *The first astronauts to land on the moon and were nearly stranded there for ever, if it hadn t been for a felt tip pen that saved them? *The human computers that launched NASA s first rockets into space? *The astronaut that trained to go to space by living in underground caves and completing underwater missions? Humans have always been fascinated by the universe, but only a few have been daring enough to travel beyond the Earth. From venturing into space for the first time to building the International Space Station in orbit, the history of space exploration is filled with peril, bravery and strokes of genius. In this beautifully illustrated anthology, spaceflight expert, Libby Jackson, reveals the very best true stories of humankind s thrilling journey to the stars. Grab your space suit and jump aboard - it s time for an astronomical adventure!

About the Author

Libby Jackson is one of Britain’s leading experts in human spaceflight, having spent over a decade working at the forefront of the field. Space was a childhood passion and after completing degrees in physics at Imperial College and astronautics and space engineering at Cranfield University, she has worked in the space industry ever since. Libby spent seven years working at the European Space Agency’s Mission Control for the International Space Station in a number of roles including her dream job as a Columbus Flight Director. She played a key role in Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station and continues to work in the field. Libby is passionate about sharing stories of human spaceflight and encouraging young people to follow their passions in life. Her first book, A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space was published in 2017. This beautifully illustrated book tells fifty amazing stories of women who have played their part in the history of human spaceflight. Libby is a frequent contributor on television and radio, including Stargazing Live, The Big Think: Should We Go To Mars? and Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

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