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Author Jones, Tom, 1955 January 22- author.

Title Ask the astronaut : a galaxy of astonishing answers to your questions on spaceflight / Tom Jones.

Publication Info. Washington DC : Smithsonian Books, [2016]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  J 629.4 JON    AVAILABLE
 Johnsburg PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - JOLY-11  J 629.41 JON    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  J629.41 JON    AVAILABLE
 Three Rivers PL - Channahon Adult Non Fiction - TRBB-2  629.45 JON    AVAILABLE
Description 264 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Summary "Ever wondered what space is really like? In 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 characteristic 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 them to want 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 young would-be space explorers."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Your future in space -- Aspiring to space -- Training for space -- Getting to space -- Ships for space -- Surviving in space -- Living in space -- Working in space -- Walking in space -- Risks of space -- Seeing space -- Returning from space -- Back on Earth -- Exploring space and the planets -- Big bangs and black holes: exploring the universe.
Subject Space flight -- Juvenile literature.
Space flight -- Physiological effect -- Juvenile literature.
Astronautics -- Juvenile literature.
Astronauts -- Juvenile literature.
Children's questions and answers.
Astronautics. (OCoLC)fst00819505
Astronauts. (OCoLC)fst00819615
Children's questions and answers. (OCoLC)fst00856515
Exploration of outer space. (OCoLC)fst01353078
Space flight. (OCoLC)fst01127676
Space flight -- Physiological effect. (OCoLC)fst01127692
Outer space -- Exploration -- Juvenile literature.
Outer space. (OCoLC)fst01243437
Genre/Form Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
ISBN 9781588345370

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