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In Space Station Science, former NASA mission controller Marianne Dyson explains all the systems needed to keep the International Space Station up and running. She shows how the simplest tasks of daily life are changed in free fall and details the types of experiments scientists can do in space and nowhere else. Dyson tells how we get to and from space and gives us a glimpse into the future of space stations. Complete with activities that simulate life in space and illustrated with full-color photos and drawings, this insider’s guide will show you what it’s like to live in a space station and how what we learn up there could forever change our lives down here. Illustrations by Dave Klug with a forward by Buzz Aldrin.
This book was awarded a 1999 Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Booklist named it a Top Ten Youth Science Book. The National Science Teachers Association and Children’s Book Council named it an Outstanding Trade Book for 2000.
This award-winning book is updated and now available in paperback.
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Marianne J. Dyson earned a degree in physics and became one of the first ten women to work in Mission Control. After she left NASA, she began sharing her passion for space science through writing. For this revised book, she pored over technical reports, tracked down new photographs, took part in workshops and training, and interviewed hundreds of people. Dyson wants to live on a space station. For now, she lives in Houston, Texas with her family, her pets, and that thing evolving in the refrigerator.
Dave Klug, the illustrator, has been drawing as long has he can remember, put professionally since 1986. His work appears regularly in Parents, Family Fun, The New York Times, Forbes, and Fortune magazines. He lives outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife, son, and two dogs. An albino squirrel name Charles lives in the backyard.Review:
This book is a must-read for future space station scientists. -- Buzz Aldrin, astronaut
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