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

Jones, Tom, 1955- (author.).

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Butler PL - Butler J 629.4 JON (Text) 73174005027609 Childrens: Nonfiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Aubbee Library (Leiters Ford) YA 629.41 JON (Text) 33187004036675 YA Nonfiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Fulton Library YA 629.41 JON (Text) 33187004036683 YA Nonfiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library YA 629.41 JON (Text) 33187004036691 YA Nonfiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood J 629.41 JON (Text) 36626103732996 JUV Nonfiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville J 629.41 JON (Text) 37323005257251 CHILD_NON Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library J 629.45 JONES (Text) 39206021233687 J Non-Fiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Chandler Branch Library J 629.45 JONES (Text) 39206021233679 J Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781588345370
  • ISBN: 1588345378
  • Physical Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Washington DC : Smithsonian Books, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- Your future in space.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Space flight > Juvenile literature.
Space flight > Physiological effect > Juvenile literature.
Astronautics > Juvenile literature.
Astronauts > Juvenile literature.
Children's questions and answers.
Outer space > Exploration > Juvenile literature.

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