Space Academy: How to Fly Spacecraft Step by Step Paperback – 13 May 2013
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A novel and effective way to teach the science and investigation of the universe ... contains a wealth of well-presented information ... Will make young readers feel like experts on space flight. --School Librarian
Fast facts with fascinating tips and trivia ... clear diagrams and artwork --Spaceflight
About the Author
Deborah Kespertis a children s book author. She has written many books for children including Genius! and Space Academy.
David Baker is a space scientist who worked with NASA on the Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs between 1965 and 1984. He has written more than eighty books on spaceflight technology, including the NASA Space Shuttle Manual .
Top Customer Reviews
Other sections include Rocket Power, We Have Lift-Off!, Moon Mission, Moon Landing, Back To Earth, Shuttle Launch, Space Station, Spacewalk, Shuttle At Work, Space Map, Destination Mars, Robot Craft, Spaceplane, Future Travel, Space Rockets, Satellites, Space Shuttles, Space Probes, Landers and Rovers and ends with a space quiz.
The last five sections are labelled under the ID Guide banner. They provide all the statistics a fact-hungry child could want. That's not to say the other sections aren't fact-filled too. In addition to the main text, which itself is divided into small, easy-to-digest chunks, there are regular features such as Space Lingo, Wow Facts and Did You Know?
A couple of things were missing like - how many flags are there actually on the moon? And some of the pictures were the same as we found in our other space books - but this is to be expected to some extent as we have not been back to the moon for some years.
There are almost 50 colourful pages covering; be an astronaut, rocket power, moon, shuttles, destination mars, and a space quiz at the end.
A great book if you like space.
I found the angle of the book (how to fly a spaceship) a little odd, but of course my children liked this aspect best of all, and I've long ago learned to distance myself from what I think makes a good read and what they do!
Neither of my children are old enough to read this without help, but we've enjoyed dipping into it and talking about space, the moon and what it must be like to be an astronaut. A good starting point for thinking about space, even if it is a little advanced for us.
This is an imaginative book which gets the kids to actually think about space and space flight whilst engaging their imagination - sometimes something that gets forgotten about in these times of flashing video games where everything is imagined for you.
Highly recommended, this is a great quality paperback.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An excellent book for children of all ages ( including Bob's dad ;) ) - if only we could actually fly a spacecraft! Read morePublished on 19 Nov. 2013 by O'Billy Boo
I got this as a gift for my niece. She is very interested in space, and at the moment she'll find my garblings about physics far too boring to be relevant. Read morePublished on 17 Nov. 2013 by writeallthereviews
Space Academy is a full colour book crammed with information that's given in small digestible chunks. Read morePublished on 5 Nov. 2013 by Sarah Durston
Space, the final frontier, but not impossible if you believe `Space Academy: How to Fly Spacecraft Step by Step' by Deborah Kespert and David Baker. Read morePublished on 10 Oct. 2013 by Sam Tyler
I bought this book for my 7 year old grandson and he absolutely loves it. The book is based on real events such as the moon landings so it is educational and accurate. Read morePublished on 27 Sept. 2013 by Sally Wilton
this is a daft book alright,.....step by step guide to how to fly spacecraft....lol.
my 9 year old son loves it however, its entertaining, it inspires, it gets his imagination... Read more
This is an excellent book for those children interested in space vehicles. It is well produced and, although some pages are a bit 'busy', the content is engaging. Read morePublished on 19 Sept. 2013 by J. R. Atkinson