Ask an Astronaut

Ask an Astronaut : My Guide to Life in Space (Official Tim Peake Book)

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The awe-inspiring Sunday Times Bestseller from astronaut Tim Peake

Shortlisted for the British Book Award 2018

'Amazing . . . A brilliant book' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

Have you ever thought of becoming an astronaut?

Ask an Astronaut is Tim Peake's personal guide to life in space, based on his historic Principia mission, and the thousands of questions he has been asked since his return to Earth.

How does it feel to orbit the earth ten times faster than a speeding bullet?

What's it like to eat, sleep and go to the toilet in space?

And where to next - the moon, mars or beyond?

From training to launch, historic spacewalk to re-entry, Tim has a fascinating answer to everything you ever wanted to know. He reveals for readers of all ages the extraordinary secrets, cutting-edge science, and everyday wonders of life onboard the International Space Station.

'Everything you ever wanted to know about life in space' Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 260g
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784759481
  • 9781784759483
  • 108,418

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Ask an Astronaut can be browsed or read straight through . . . Even for those who don’t dream of leaving Earth . . . insight into the experience of someone who has is rather thrilling.
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Ask an Astronaut can be browsed or read straight through . . . Even for those who don't dream of leaving Earth . . . insight into the experience of someone who has is rather thrilling. * TLS * An enjoyable read and an excellent insight into the work, life and responsibilities of these highly skilled individuals ... the perfect gift for anyone with a passion for space * Sky at Night Magazine * A delightful adventure of understanding how and why humans journey into space... a beautiful view of our desire to go beyond our terrestrial gravity. I feel more ready to go into space than I have ever done, though I'm not quite sure I'll get through the training process... -- Robin Ince * The Infinite Monkey Cage * Peake's honest and detailed answers combine to give a complete picture of an astronaut's life . . . charming and informative * Daily Express * Everything you ever wanted to know about life in space * Times *
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About Tim Peake

Tim Peake is a European Space Agency astronaut. He finished his 186-day Principia mission working on the International Space Station for Expedition 46/47 when he landed back on Earth 18 June 2016.

He is also a test pilot and served in the British Army Air Corps. Tim is a Fellow of a number of UK science, aviation and space-based organisations. He is also a STEM ambassador. He is married with two sons.
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