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Space Explorers

Space Explorers

25 Extraordinary Stories of Space Exploration and Adventure

by Libby Jackson and Léonard Dupond
Paperback
Publication Date: 31/08/2021
RRP  $19.99 $19.25

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!

ISBN:
9781526362124
9781526362124
Category:
Educational: Technology
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
31-08-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hachette Children's Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
229x192x13mm
Weight:
0.6kg
Libby Jackson

Libby Jackson is one of Britain’s foremost space experts, and is the Human Spaceflight and Microgravity Programme Manager for the UK Space Agency.

Libby’s career working in the space industry began when she applied for work experience at NASA aged 17 from her secondary school in Kent.

Weeks later she was sitting in Mission Control in Houston. 10 years on, and after completing a physics degree at Imperial College, she was back working at Mission Control from the European Space Agency side in Munich. Since then she has worked as a Columbus Flight Director on missions to the International Space Station.

From 2014 – 2016, she managed the hugely successful UK Space Agency education and outreach programmes that supported Tim Peake’s mission.

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