Product DescriptionEveryone 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 together stories from dozens of international astronauts—men and women who've actually been there—who have returned with accounts of the sometimes weird, often funny, and awe-inspiring sensations and realities of being in space. With playful artwork accompanying each, here are the real stories behind backwards dreams, "moon face," the tricks of sleeping in zero gravity and aiming your sneeze during a spacewalk, the importance of packing hot sauce, and dozens of other cosmic quirks and amazements that come with travel in and beyond low Earth orbit.
Top ReviewsBeautiful, fun, and informative. A quick read.
by William J. Pomerantz (5 out of 5 stars)
July 12, 2016
This book was a lot of fun. It's a quick read, and a bit silly in places--but those of those are features, rather than bugs.
It would make a great gift for any space fan of almost any age; I've shared it with kids and teenagers, and they've enjoyed it just as much as I did as a professional working in the aerospace industry.
Relevant to one of the other comments left here, you should know what you are getting into before buying this book. It's not a full length. 75,000 word tome: it's a small book (about the size of a music CD case, I'd guess) that's beautiful to look at and full of intriguing and fun facts about the human experience of being an astronaut in space. If that's what you are looking for, you'll be very satisfied with your purchase. Ms. Waldman is a great story teller with an excellent eye for graphic design, and it shows in this book.
by Herbert H. (5 out of 5 stars)
November 28, 2017
Excellent short informative read. Makes a nice gift for younger ones.
Good for teens and adults.
by jwh (5 out of 5 stars)
May 29, 2019
This would be best used by those who were not around when the space program stated.
I loved this book and plan to give it to the ...
by Philipp Schmidt (5 out of 5 stars)
April 7, 2016
All you ever wanted to know about going to space, but didn't have anyone to ask. I loved this book and plan to give it to the young people (of all ages) in my family, to inspire them to always remain curious, daring, and adventurous. And that our planet is a beautiful thing worth protecting.
by C. Everhart (5 out of 5 stars)
July 18, 2019
I got this for my son as a gift and read it myself, it's great!
For us non-astrophysicist types
by Amazon Customer (5 out of 5 stars)
February 13, 2017
This is not a science book. This is a conversation starter. It's a coffee table book. It's full of questions you would be afraid to ask an astronaut because it might sound too unscientific. This book is an easy read, so pace yourself. Don't digest it all at one time. This book is one you would pass around and share with others. Or you could just suggest that someone buy their own copy. Most importantly, this book is fun.
Great, but too short stories
by Laszlo (4 out of 5 stars)
September 22, 2017
Great little stories. A little bit too short, I expected more, longer stories.
A-1 little book for people interested in space and those who want to know more
by Carol M. Marshall (5 out of 5 stars)
April 22, 2016
Fascinating facts that appeal to children, adults, friends, students and medical patients. Good conversation starter info.
I loved it and everyone I know who has read it finds it interesting and fun.
Author has done an A-1 job with the subject
This book is so much fun! It is full of fascinating facts and tidbits ...
by Amazon Customer (5 out of 5 stars)
December 16, 2016
This book is so much fun! It is full of fascinating facts and tidbits of the details of the lives of astronauts. Both kids and adults will enjoy it. I've even read bits of it out loud to friends and family.
And it's really nicely designed as well. It would make a great gift.
Not long enough
by Karin (4 out of 5 stars)
May 16, 2016
Great read but a lot shorter than I thought it would be. Just a lot of little blurbs; wish it were longer stories! Still interesting though.
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