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What's It Like in Space?

What's It Like in Space?

Stories from Astronauts Who've Been There

By Ariel Waldman, Illustrated by Brian Standeford


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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 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.

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Size: 6 x 6 in;
Pages: 128 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: April 2016
ISBN: 9781452144764
Ariel Waldman is the global instigator of Science Hack Day, a fellow at the Institute for the Future, a National Academy of Sciences committee member, a White House Champion of Change for Citizen Science, and the founder of, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration. She lives in San Francisco.

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