How to Live in Space: Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future

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Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.69
Publisher
Smithsonian Books
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
7.0 X 0.5 X 8.6 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781588346384
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About the Author

COLIN STUART is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a presenter at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. He has written for the Guardian, New Scientist, Physics World, and the European Space Agency. In 2014, he was runner-up for the European Astronomy Journalism Prize.

Reviews

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"For every expected topic--such as how to use a microgravity toilet--Stuart offers another that's less predictable, like space law. Suitable for space-happy tweens as well as nonscientist adults, Stuart's captivating handbook has something to amaze and entertain every reader."

BOOKLIST
"With the February 2018 launch of his SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, featuring a helmeted "Starman"perched in a Mars-bound sports car, Tesla inventor Elon Musk signaled the beginning of a new era inspace travel. Rivaling billionaire Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic company, Musk envisions a thriving space-tourism industry, untethered from NASA's purse strings, sending thrill-seekers into Earth orbit and beyond. Targeting audiences already queuing up to buy tickets for these off-world adventures, journalist and Royal Astronomical Society fellow Stuart offers an engaging and colorfully illustrated guide to prepping for life in space. In three information-packed sections, Stuart covers the basic training needed to survive a rocket-propelled launch, the nuances of gravity-free living, and a preview of humankind'sfuture on the Moon and Mars. Along the way, he takes readers on a trip aboard the "vomit comet," a planedesigned to acclimate prospective astronauts to weightlessness; deconstructs lunar toilets; and extols the benefits of asteroid mining, among other fascinating tidbits. An exhilarating virtual ride for space buffseverywhere."