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The Usborne Mini Astronaut's Handbook

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Here are the recommended websites for The Usborne Mini Astronaut's Handbook, a free condensed version of The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook, with a foreword by Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to join a mission to the International Space Station.

The Mini Astronaut's Handbook is available to read online or as an ebook at Usborne.com, and has been given to children at schools in the UK.

Websites to visit

Click on the links to find out about Tim Peake and his mission to the ISS or scroll down to find out more about life as an astronaut - and how to be one!

Tim Peake and the Principia mission

Life as an astronaut

Astronauts in training

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About this book

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The Usborne Mini Astronaut's Handbook

This free ebook is a funny and fascinating mini how-to guide for budding astronauts. It's a free sampler for The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook (available on this website) and has a personal message from the British European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake, who spent six months on the International Space Station in 2016, and exclusive insights from the UK Space Agency and ESA who have provided expert advice.


Press Reviews

This sample handbook was epic! I have already got my Mum to order the full book. Highly recommend to any budding astronauts!
Tomasz Hawryszczuk, for lovereading4kids.co.uk
This book is amazing. It tells me all about spaceships and space. My fave page is working on the ISS because it is amazing. This is so cool I want the proper book.
Elizabeth Bridgeman, for lovereading4kids.co.uk
I won’t be a good astronaut because I need to be comfy and can’t live in small spaces! I can’t wait for the official book to come out.
Alexander Bisland, for lovereading4kids.co.uk
I like the footnotes that give you little snippets of information which will be more detailed in the real book, e.g. how they pee and poo! Also, I like the colourful illustrations.
Daniel Bisland, for lovereading4kids.co.uk
This sample was very informative..I learnt facts about astronauts, rockets, equipment in space, space food and jobs you can do other than astronauts...I can’t wait to read the complete book.
Dylan Sweet, for lovereading4kids.co.uk
The book tells you that you can be an astronaut too, and go on amazing missions that you never thought you could.
Sophia Eaton, Chatterbooks reviewer
The bit I liked best was space cadet training, where it told you all he training you have to do to become an astronaut.
Toby Dale, Chatterbooks reviewer
Full of interesting facts about space.
Brandon, Chatterbooks reviewer
10/10.
Jack, Chatterbooks reviewer

Reader Reviews

Brilliant book!!
This book is amazing, I am not usually a fan of non-fiction books but the way this book is written really enables you to imagine life as an astronaut.

Higgle, 10th February 2018

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