How to Spacewalk

By Kathryn D. Sullivan, Michael J. Rosen

Illustrated by Michael J. Rosen

Aspiring astronauts will be ready for lift-off with this thrilling guide to preparing for and doing a real spacewalk – featuring NASA photos from the author's own space adventures!

What is it like to walk in space – to use cutting-edge equipment and conduct experiments in a 280-pound space suit? How do you get there in the first place? Would-be spacewalkers will find enthusiasm, vibrant encouragement, and a host of amazing facts, photos, drawings and descriptions in this engaging guide co-written by three-time shuttle astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan and children’s book author Michael J. Rosen (who also provides illustrations). From detailed info about how to train (sometimes underwater!) to descriptions of the emotions spurred by seeing Earth from above, this guide will leave readers inspired and excited to start their own journeys into space.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529512137
  • Published: 06 Jul 2023
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 215 x 260 mm
  • Pages: 48

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Customer reviews


'This easy to navigate book will enthrall primary children and beyond as they investigate the real world of astronauts and their search for the stars.' The School Librarian

'A large amount of fascinating factual information is presented, but alongside this we share an empowering account of a woman fulfilling her dreams; it’s one that will surely encourage child readers to live the ‘life you invent’ – to reach for the stars.' Red Reading Hub

'If you want to know what makes up a space suit, you’ll find it here. If you’re interested to know what meteors are, you’ll find it here. And, should you ever find yourself on the verge of taking your own walk in space, you’ll remember the life-saving (and life affirming) tips you will find in-between the covers of this book.' The Letterpress Project

'This is a fantastic work of non-fiction which hugely encourages children to aim for the stars and leaves them inspired and excited about space travel. We are off to play astronauts (again!!)' Mini Travellers Blog

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