Exploring the International Space Station by Laura Hamilton WaxmanWhats longer than a football field, weighs more than 450 cars, yet flies miles above Earths surface? Its the International Space Station. In this book, youll learn how the station was built and how crew members live and work there. As part of the Searchlight Books(TM) collection, this series explores outer space and sheds light on the question Whats Amazing about Space? Fantastic photos, kid-friendly explanations of science concepts, and useful diagrams will help you discover the answers!
International Space Station
So writes David Nixon, an architect who himself worked on aspects of its design. In this he is following a tradition in modern British architecture, which loves to find inspiration for Earth-bound buildings in things that fly and orbit. It is certainly a wondrous thing, a bright, white, multi-winged dragonfly wider than the Statue of Liberty is tall, whose multiple layers of protection and servicing serve to protect a home for a few human beings at a time, in surroundings of extreme hostility to life. Outside the constraints of Earthbound gravity, its structure follows different rules. It has the convincing quality of most objects designed to meet extreme functional imperatives. It has to solve problems never before encountered, and get very many details absolutely right, or face fatal consequences. It offers the satisfactions of an elaborate toy, with attachments and visiting spacecraft that can be clipped on and off as if with a giant Lego set.
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Take a trip into space and discover what it's like to live on board the International Space Station! Just what is it like living on board the International Space Station? Well, now you can find out in this fascinating book Parents In Touch. What is the space station and how did it get into space? How do astronauts get there and what do they do once they're there? How do astronauts eat, sleep, or even breathe, in space?
Building beyond the Earth: the International Space Station – in pictures
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