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The International Space Station

Clive Gifford, Dan Schlitzkus

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 7 years, Interest age: from c 9 years, Prose: non-fiction, Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment, Space (Children's / Teenage)

Take a trip into space and discover what it's like to live on board the International Space Station!

What is the space station and how did it get into space? How do astronauts get there and what do they do once they're there? How do astronauts eat, sleep, or even breathe, in space? This book answers all of these questions and more. Find out what it takes to become an astronaut and about the essential science experiments that are being carried out there.

What effect does living in space have on the human body, from making you taller to losing your muscles because of zero gravity. If everything floats, then how can you go to the toilet and where does your wee and poo go? There's no bath or shower on the space station, so astronauts clean themselves with towels made damp by adding a little soapy water from a sealed pouch or by using special wet wipes each sealed in foil and containing disinfectant.

Uncover all of these fascinating facts in this beautifully illustrated and fun book for children.

Written to inspire a new generation of astronauts, Clive's detailed and fact-filled text will make you think you've visited the space station yourself. Fully illustrated by self-confessed space geek illustrator, Dan Schlitzkus, the illustrations are technically accurate and provide true representations of the mechanics, modules and equipment on board the ISS.

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