Space: A thrilling human history by Britain's beloved astronaut Tim Peake (Hardback)
  • Space: A thrilling human history by Britain's beloved astronaut Tim Peake (Hardback)
  • Space: A thrilling human history by Britain's beloved astronaut Tim Peake (Hardback)
  • Space: A thrilling human history by Britain's beloved astronaut Tim Peake (Hardback)
  • Space: A thrilling human history by Britain's beloved astronaut Tim Peake (Hardback)
  • Space: A thrilling human history by Britain's beloved astronaut Tim Peake (Hardback)
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Space: A thrilling human history by Britain's beloved astronaut Tim Peake (Hardback) Space: A thrilling human history by Britain's beloved astronaut Tim Peake (Hardback) Space: A thrilling human history by Britain's beloved astronaut Tim Peake (Hardback) Space: A thrilling human history by Britain's beloved astronaut Tim Peake (Hardback)

Space: A thrilling human history by Britain's beloved astronaut Tim Peake (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages
Published: 26/10/2023
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From the first moon walk to the future of space travel, the astronaut and author of Limitless delivers a fascinating and highly readable history of the remarkable individuals who have taken space exploration to where it is today, as well as shedding light on what's coming next.

Only 650 people in human history have left Earth. This is their story.
 
Join astronaut Tim Peake on a thrilling journey through the history of human space travel, and where we are headed to next.
 
From Yuri Gagarin to Neil Armstrong, from Valentina Tereshkova to Peggy Whitson, Peake traces the lives of the men and women who have forged the way. Full of exclusive new stories, and astonishing detail only an astronaut would know, the book conveys what space exploration is really like: the wondrous view of Earth, the surreal weightlessness, the extraordinary danger, the surprising humdrum, the humour, the newfound perspective, the years of training, the psychological pressures, the gruelling physical toll, the thrill of launch and the trepidation of re-entry. The book also examines the surprising, shocking and often poignant stories of astronauts back on earth, whose lives are forever changed as they readjust to terra firma.
 
Fifty years after an astronaut last walked on the moon, the journey is set to begin again. In 2025 the first woman will step on the lunar surface. What will separate these upcoming moonwalkers from the legendary Apollo crews? Does it still take a daring-do attitude, super-human fitness, intelligence, plus the 'Right-stuff' — a fabled grace under pressure? And how will astronauts travel even further — to Mars and beyond? Space: The Human Story reveals all.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781529913507
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 588 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

This book is brilliant - once in a blue moon. A book for the whole family - Chris Evans, Virgin Radio

An extraordinary book. For anyone - even if you’re not interested in Space. If you’re interested in human stories and the human character - this is delightful - BBC Breakfast

Wonderful - Rory Stewart

A fascinating, detailed, playful book drawn from extensive research – Peake met seven Apollo astronauts, Russian cosmonauts and various other space technicians – as well as his considerable personal experience. Lifts the lid on what space is like: the dedication and sacrifice; the politics and pantomime; the practicalities and the peril; the glory and fame; the adjustment back to normal life - iPaper

A thrilling human history of space - Daily Mirror

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“Amazing!!!”

This is the first book about space I’ve read, as I’ve always felt intimidated if the authors use scientific words etc. Tim’s book, was a delight to read, and easy to understand. He will explain terms but also uses... More

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“Fascinating insight into humankind’s race to space”

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, Tim Peake writes fluently and with many humerous moments about the men and women, including himself who have ventured into the realms of space. I was to young to remember the early... More

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