What's It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who've Been There
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Everyone wonders what it's really like in space, but very few of us have ever had the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating illustrated collection brings toge ...more
Before I borrowed it from the library and saw it only here on Goodreads, I thought this thin black book was along the lines of Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. Instead, it’s a short, illustrated book that can be read in one sitting. It’s suitable for readers ages pre-teen and older--and, what’s pleasantly surprising is it packs a lot of bang for the buck. I came to this enjoyable book knowing remarkably little about what it’s like--really like--for ...more
As someone who is fascinated with all things Space related, I am always looking for books that give me an insight. I picked this book up not only because it looks beautiful but it gives you an insight into how normal daily processes on earth can be affected by zero gravity. It’s those mundane things that you don’t think about ...more
If you're like me, you've often wondered what it's like for astronauts up in outer space; what it smells like, what it sounds like, and the overall difficulty of adapting to daily life. Now, there's a book that answers a lot of those questions and provides other interesting facts straight from the men and women who have traveled there and back!
The facts presented in this book range from fun and factual to odd. It's neat to hear astronauts and cosmonauts describe how things look from outer space,...more
A fun and quick read, it felt a bit underwhelming at times because some of the stories were just too short and it didn't have enough stories about how it's really like in space , we got too many fun anecdotes of how to pee, burp, shit,.. in space and not enough about the mysteries and overwhelming presence of space, if ya know what I mean. But still an entertaining read tho! ...more
It also informed me that Kepler wrote a science fiction story about humans in space! Somnium: The Dream, or Posthumous Work on Lunar Astronomy, possibly the first sci-fi ever? I already checked it out from the library. ...more
Ariel is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, and the global director of Science Hack Day, a 20-countries-and-growing grassroots endeavor to make things with science. She is the author of What's It Li ...more