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The Resource Ask the astronaut : a galaxy of astonishing answers to your questions on spaceflight, Tom Jones

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

Label
Ask the astronaut : a galaxy of astonishing answers to your questions on spaceflight
Title
Ask the astronaut
Title remainder
a galaxy of astonishing answers to your questions on spaceflight
Statement of responsibility
Tom Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--
Summary
A veteran astronaut and spacewalker introduces young science enthusiasts to what life is really like in space, answering such questions as what liftoff feels like, how astronauts navigate weightlessness and how people sleep in space
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10473350
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
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1955 January 22-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Tom
Dewey number
629.41
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Space flight
  • Space flight
  • Astronautics
  • Astronauts
  • Children's questions and answers
  • Astronautics
  • Astronauts
  • Children's questions and answers
  • Exploration of outer space
  • Space flight
  • Space flight
  • Outer space
  • Outer space
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a galaxy of astonishing answers to your questions on spaceflight
Label
Ask the astronaut : a galaxy of astonishing answers to your questions on spaceflight, Tom Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-247)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781588345370
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015037850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
BRO-copy20161017-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn912705823
  • (OCoLC)912705823
  • 452426
Label
Ask the astronaut : a galaxy of astonishing answers to your questions on spaceflight, Tom Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-247)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781588345370
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015037850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
BRO-copy20161017-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn912705823
  • (OCoLC)912705823
  • 452426

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