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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 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? Ask an Astronaut is Tim'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. Accessible, in-depth, and written with his characteristic warmth, Tim shares his thoughts on every aspect of his mission. From training to launch, from his historic spacewalk to re-entry, he reveals for readers of all ages the cutting-edge science behind his ground-breaking experiments, and the wonders of day-to-day life on board the International Space Station. The public were invited to submit questions using the hashtag #askanastronaut, and a selection are answered by Tim in the book, which will be accompanied with illustrations, diagrams and never-before-seen photos. Tim is pleased to announce that, as with his previous book, royalties received from the book will be donated to The Prince's Trust.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 28mm | 537g
  • Cornerstone
  • CENTURY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780898177
  • 9781780898179
  • 62

About Tim Peake

Tim Peake is a European Space Agency (ESA) 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. Tim attended Chichester High School for boys. During this time he was also a member of the combined cadet force before joining the Army as an Army Air Corps Officer. He has over 3000 flying hours and has flown more than 30 different types of helicopter and fixed wing aircraft. Tim is married with two sons. Among his leisure activities he enjoys skiing, scuba diving, cross-country running, climbing, mountaineering and he completed the London Marathon in 2006. His interests include quantum physics and aviation. Tim is an ambassador for UK science- and space-based careers and is working with the UK Space Agency in developing the UK's microgravity research programme. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.Tim is also an ambassador for the Prince's Trust.show more

Review quote

"Everything you ever wanted to know about life in space" * Times * "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 * "Amazing . . . A brilliant book" -- Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 "Peake's honest and detailed answers combine to give a complete picture of an astronaut's life . . . charming and informative" * Daily Express * "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 *show more

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"Amazing . . . A brilliant book"show more

Back cover copy

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? Ask an Astronaut is Tim’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. Accessible, in-depth, and written with his characteristic warmth, Tim shares his thoughts on every aspect of his mission. From training to launch, from his historic spacewalk to re-entry, he reveals for readers of all ages the cutting-edge science behind his ground-breaking experiments, and the wonders of day-to-day life on board the International Space Station. The public is invited to submit new questions using the hashtag #askanastronaut, and a selection will be answered by Tim in the book, which will be accompanied with illustrations, diagrams and never-before-seen photos. Tim is pleased to announce that, as with his previous book, royalties received from the book will be donated to The Prince’s Trust.show more

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