The final frontier is no longer the exclusive domain of professional astronauts. More and more, ordinary tourists are venturing into the great beyond. Written in a clear, kid-friendly style and accentuated with fun, detailed illustrations, Space Tourism gives readers an exciting overview of this burgeoning industry. To add context, there are simple explanations of the science behind space travel (such as a super description of how rockets work) and even direct quotes from space-tourism experts, who share real-world experiences and introduce easy experiments and activities (such as building a "gravity simulator" with cardboard and string). Kids will love learning about the latest innovations and will find their imaginations ignited by future possibilities -- such as an Earth-space elevator (not as far-fetched as it sounds) and a space station replete with grassy valleys, streams and trees.
Peter McMahon is an online science journalist who has written for the Toronto Star, CTV and Science.ca. Peter also runs a consulting company that offers training and planning for children’s science programming. He is the author of Ultimate Trains. Peter lives in Port Hope, Ontario.
Andy Mora specializes in technical and scientific illustration and also works in advertising and design. He is the illustrator of Ultimate Trains. Andy lives in Cookstown, Ontario.
While there is a lot of information to digest it is presented in short accessible sections making it an easy and inspiring read.—Quill & Quire