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Space Academy

How to Fly Spacecraft Step by Step

Deborah Kespert, David Baker

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An illustrated interactive astronaut training course for young children

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Space Academy is an astronaut training course that shows children how to pilot different kinds of spacecraft.

The book is divided into there parts to encourage children to imagine their journey into space. ‘Astronaut School’ looks at the science and technology of space and space travel. ‘In Orbit’ is based in space, teaching the child step by step how to pilot different types of space craft in various launches and touch downs. The final ‘ID section’ pages explain how to identify different kinds of spacecraft.

Feature boxes include a checklist of things to remember, fast facts with fascinating tips and trivia, plus step-by-step sequences detailing how to make specific manoeuvres. There are photographs of spacecraft in action throughout. The science of space is explained through clear diagrams and artwork. At the back of the book, there’s an ID section that gives the stats and facts about different spacecraft, including rockets, shuttles, satellites and surface rovers.

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Book Details

Format: Flexibound PLC (no jacket)

Size: 22.5 x 24.0 cm

Extent: 48 pp

Publication date: 13 May 2013

ISBN: 9780500650141

About the Author

Deborah Kespert is the author of numerous children’s books, including Explore! and, with David Baker, Space Academy.

David Baker is a former NASA scientist and leading expert on spaceflight technology. He has worked with NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programmes and has written over eighty books on the subject.