Author(s): BECKLAKE SUE
100 Facts Space Travel includes key topics about travelling to and living in space in easily-digestible, numbered facts. Every page showcases amazing illustrations and photographs that clarify difficult points for children. A fantastic kids' space book for both confident and reluctant readers. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Space Travel: � How rockets blast into space � How astronauts prepare to live in space and what it's like on the International Space Station � Visits to the Moon and Mars Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: � At launch, the shuttle weighed about 2 million kilograms, but most of this was fuel! � The NASA spacesuits that the astronauts wear on spacewalks at the ISS cost $12 million each! � Spacewalking astronauts may have to stay in their spacesuits for up to eight hours without a toilet break. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: � Make a balloon rocket and see how the pushing force, thrust, works. � Work out how much you would weight on the Moon! � Learn how to spot the International Space Station in a clear sky just before dawn or after sunset.