Destination: Space

Destination: Space

by Dave Williams, Loredana Cunti


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Will humans ever be able to live on other planets? Former NASA astronaut Dr. Dave Williams is the person to ask.

It turns out that Earth is a pretty good place to live. Finding other habitable environments in space is no easy task: temperatures on Mercury are ten times hotter than on Earth; winter on Neptune lasts about forty years, and Uranus is ten billion miles (sixteen billion kilometers) away.

But there is one planet that looks promising: Mars. Even though it takes six months to get there, Mars most closely resembles Earth. So what would it take to make it habitable—and what would life look like there?

As in the other three titles in the Dr. Dave: Astronaut series, this book demystifies space travel. The science is explained in simple terms while the sense of adventure is ever-present. This book belongs in the hands of every child interested in space, and in every classroom where STEM is taught.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781773210575
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Series: Dr. Dave - Astronaut Series
Pages: 52
Sales rank: 580,465
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Co-Author Dr. Dave Williams is a Canadian astronaut who participated in spaceflights aboard two NASA space shuttles; he also became an aquanaut through undersea research in the world's only underwater research laboratory.

Co-Author Loredana Cunti is a specialist in children’s entertainment, a former Senior Vice President of Children’s Programming at Universal Pictures and a Cordon Bleu Pastry Chef. Loredana has developed a number of book-based characters for television including Geronimo Stilton, Pink Panther, and most recently George Green by Stephen and Lucy Hawking.

Table of Contents

4/5 Welcome from Dr. Dave

6/7 Introduction: Dare to Dream

Chapter 1: Life on Earth

8/9 First Things First

10/13 The Perfect Planet

14/15 So, Why Leave?

Chapter 2: Know the Neighborhood

16/17 Looking for Locations

18/19 Rocky Road

20/21 Out of Gas

22/23 Tops for Terrestrials

Chapter 3: Moving Up?

24/25: Europa & Io

26/27: Enceladus & Titan

28/29 Moon Mission

30/31 Lunar Living

32/33 Destination: Mars

34/35 Life on the Red Planet

36/37 Moon or Mars?

38/39 Already There?

40/41 Space Cities

Chapter 4: Turning Dreams Into Reality

42/43 Danger Zone

44/45 Practice Makes Perfect

46/47 Go Farther, Stay Longer

48/49 Conclusion: What’s Next?

50/51 Further Reading/Image Credits/Index

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