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Describes the requirements, training, tasks, and duties of astronauts and covers such topics as operating a spacecraft and living in space.
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Since earning a B.A. in English Language and Literature, Niki Walker has worked extensively in the field of educational publishing. She has edited more than sixty titles and written several texts for Crabtree Publishing and other respected publishers. Her most recent projects have covered topics related to space, social studies, and human rights, and she is currently working on her first novel. She now lives in Toronto, where she freelances as a writer, editor, and web-content provider.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Space walking Astronauts space walk, or move around outside the Shuttle, to perform jobs such as repairing satellites. They wear space suits, which allow them to breathe and control their body temperature outside the spacecraft. Astronauts use handholds and footholds to crawl around the outside of the Shuttle. Space suits weigh 300 pounds (136 kg) on Earth, but they weigh almost nothing in space!
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