Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space Book Pdf ePub

Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space

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4.35642 votes • 86 reviews
Published 19 Oct 2017
Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space.pdf
Format Hardcover
Pages272
Edition17
Publisher Century
ISBN 1780898177
ISBN139781780898179
Languageeng



The new book from astronaut Tim Peake, the number one bestselling author of Hello, is this planet Earth?
How does it feel to orbit the earth ten times faster than a speeding bullet?
What’s it like to eat, sleep and go to the toilet in space?
And where to next – the Moon, Mars or beyond?
Ask an Astronaut is Tim’s personal guide to life in space, based on his historic Principia mission, and the thousands of questions he has been asked since his return to Earth.
Accessible, in-depth, and written with his characteristic warmth, Tim shares his thoughts on every aspect of his mission. From training to launch, from his historic spacewalk to re-entry, he reveals for readers of all ages the cutting-edge science behind his ground-breaking experiments, and the wonders of day-to-day life on board the International Space Station.
The public were invited to submit questions using the hashtag #askanastronaut, and a selection are answered by Tim in the book, which will be accompanied with illustrations, diagrams and never-before-seen photos.
Tim is pleased to announce that, as with his previous book, royalties received from the book will be donated to The Prince’s Trust.

"Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space" Reviews

P42
- Warsaw, Poland
4
Sat, 26 May 2018

ZOBACZ RECENZJĘ NA YT - http://bit.ly/zapytajfizyka
To zdecydowanie najbardziej przystępna książka popularnonaukowa jaką czytałem w ostatnich latach.
Nie zabrakło ogromnego poczucia humoru tytułowego astronauty, bardzo lekkiego języka wypowiedzi, ciekawych i wnikliwych pytań oraz świetnego wydania książki urozmaiconej licznymi ilustracjami, schematami i co najważniejsze… zdjęciami!

Natalia
- Sosnowiec, Poland
5
Mon, 12 Mar 2018

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Książka przynosi mnóstwo odpowiedzi na pytania, o których nigdy byś nie pomyślał: dlaczego astronauci sikają na koła autokaru przed wylotem, co zrobić kiedy na stacji wybuchnie pożar albo czy kosmos ma jakiś zapach. Brytyjski astronauta nie tylko stara się każdy temat opisać jak najdokładniej, ale i robi to z ogromnym humorem, dystansem i pasją. A jeśli zdarzają się trudniejsze zagadnienia (jak na przykład opis startu kosmicznego czy jak wygląda strój astronauty), to z pomocą przychodzą rysunki i diagramy.
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Jednak to, co zachwyciło mnie w książce najbardziej, to sam jej autor. Tim jest absolutnie niezwykłym człowiekiem, którego chęć niezłomna wola, pasja i chęć by przekraczać własne granice, jest do pozazdroszczenia. Dla niego żaden test nie był zbyt trudny, żadna sytuacja zbyt przerażająca, by się poddać. Z tekstu wyziera aż otwartość na nowe, gotowość na wyzwania i… radość, jaką sprawiała mu wyprawa. Ma się wrażenie, że pobyt brytyjskiego astronauty na stacji był w pierwszej kolejności przygodą życia, a dopiero w drugiej odpowiedzialną i poważną powinnością.
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Jo
- Doncaster, South Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
3
Sun, 17 Dec 2017

Peake was the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station. He asked social media users to send him questions and this book is the result. He covers various aspects of 'astronauting' from training to the after effects of spending time in space. Some of the science bits went over my head but overall this was very interesting and quite informative.

Victoria
- Hastings, Z1, The United Kingdom
5
Wed, 07 Mar 2018

This was a fascinating read, which is both educational and entertaining. A must read for those with a fascination for all things space related.

Danielle
4
Wed, 18 Oct 2017

Read this review and more on my blog, uncovered-books.
I received a free copy of Ask An Astronaut: My Guide To Life In Space from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
As someone who has alway been in-awe and inspired by space, Ask An Astronaut is the perfect book to give you an inside look at what it is like to be an astronaut, and more importantly how you can become on elf you wish!
Set up in the form of Tim Peake answering various questions with the occasional illustration to give better insight into items like the Soyuz spacecraft and an astronaut space suit. Peake has also included some of the photos that he took whilst he was in space, as well as some from when he was training to go to space.
Split into 6 section (not including an afterword), Peake manages to cover the most frequently ask questions that any astronaut gets asked. In ‘Launch’, he details exactly what exactly goes on inside the Soyuz spacecraft and what it feels like to be strapped on top of an 300-tonne rocket. In ‘Training’ he details the exact training that is required for all aspect of life in space. In ‘Life and Work on the ISS’ he explain what it is like to live and work in microgravity. In ‘Spacewalking’ he details how you prepare for a spacewalk (it is a lot more complicated that it looks). In ‘Earth and Space’ he details how the experiments that they are conducting on the ISS (both inside and outside of its walls) are benefiting us back here on Earth. And in ‘Return To Earth’ he explains what it is like to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere at Mach 25 and what astronauts so in the immediate few weeks after returning from space.
Whether you are already deeply interested in space, or are looking for a book to read with a young child, Ask An Astronaut will leave you more excited about space than before.