Space: A thrilling human history (Paperback)
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Space: A thrilling human history (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 23/05/2024
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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.

As seen in the major TV series Secrets of Our Universe with Tim Peake.

Only 656 people in human history have left Earth. In Space: The Human Story, astronaut Tim Peake traces the lives of these remarkable men and women who have forged the way, from Yuri Gagarin to Neil Armstrong, from Valentina Tereshkova to Peggy Whitson.

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 unexpected 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.

Publication of the book comes on the eve of NASA's plans to return to the moon, fifty years after an astronaut last walked on the lunar surface. In 2024 the Artemis II mission will send four astronauts to orbit the moon. In 2025 Artemis III will send the first woman and the first person of colour to 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: 9781804946268
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 261 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 22 mm

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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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