Prepare for blast-off! The Complete Guide to Space Exploration is your intergalactic ticket to the greatest journeys ever undertaken by humankind: the exploration of the universe. From the first telescope to the prospect of space tourism in the future, learn all about the history, achievements, practicalities, technology and future of space travel.
Meet the world's first astronaut, witness the launch of the first-ever spacecraft, Sputnik, and leave the first boot-print on the moon with Neil Armstrong. Then, learn about the International Space Station, see rovers take pictures of other worlds, find out how to land on an asteroid or comet, and join the search for life on other planets.
Want to know when you'll be able to book a ticket into space? Explore the possibilities of space tourism and get a preview of what it would be like to eat, sleep, and vacation in outer space. Discover the possibilities of visiting another planet and see what the spacecraft that would take you there would look like.
Explore space with infographics, maps, and illustrations, plus spectacular photos from NASA, the European Space Agency and the Hubble Telescope. Get ready to embark on an interstellar journey that you'll never forget.
About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travelers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!
About the Author
Ben Hubbard began his writing career at a what's-on newspaper in the 1990s, interviewing bands, actors and artists in his native Wellington, New Zealand. He later joined the fast-paced world of daily newspaper journalism before packing up shop and moving to England. Here, Ben tied a number of new strings to his bow: magazine editor, book editor, and finally, author. Today, Ben writes a mix of non-fiction for all ages - preschoolers through to adults. He has penned titles on an eclectic subject range: from space exploration, samurai warriors and medieval castles; to pop music, pets, tornadoes and rugby skills.