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The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook (US edition)

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Visit the websites below to find out more about Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to join the International Space Station.

For a sneak peek of The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook, read a free condensed version, The Mini Astronaut’s Handbookavailable online or as an ebook.

Both books include a foreword by Tim Peake and exclusive insights from both the UK Space Agency and The European Space Agency.

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Click on the links to learn more about an expedition to the ISS or scroll down to find out more about life as an astronaut - and how to be one!

Expedition 46/47 and British astronaut Tim Peake

Life as an astronaut

Astronauts in training

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The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook (US edition)

  • A funny and fascinating how-to guide for budding astronauts, providing a crash course on what it takes to travel into space.
  • Answers all the big questions about space travel, from “How do rockets work?” and “What do astronauts do all day?” to “How do you go to the toilet on a spaceship?”
  • Explores the technology that astronauts use, from space suits to Soyuz spacecraft, and scientific experiments on the International Space Station, and includes internet links to recommended websites to find out more.

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