Space Academy: How to Fly Spacecraft Step by Step
Deborah Kespert and David Baker
Space Academy is an astronaut training course that shows children how to pilot different kinds of space craft. The second in the series, the book is divided into three types of spread that encourage the child to imagine their journey into space. ‘Astronaut School’ looks at the science and technology of space and space travel. ‘In Orbit’ is based in space, teaching the child step by step how to pilot different types of space craft in various launches and touch downs. The final ‘ID section’ pages explain how to identify different kinds of spacecraft. Feature boxes include a checklist of things to remember, fast facts with fascinating tips and trivia, plus step-by-step sequences detailing how to make specific manoeuvres. There are photographs of spacecraft in action throughout. The science of space is explained through clear diagrams and artwork. At the back of the book, there’s an ID section that gives the stats and facts about different spacecraft, including rockets, shuttles, satellites and surface rovers.