Awesome Space Tech: 40 Amazing Infographics for Kids

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This is a non-fiction book about the technology that astronauts use in space. There is a lot of interesting information about space, including 40 infographics. I learned that there are different types of rocket fuel. For example, liquid rocket fuel is mainly hydrogen that is mixed with liquid oxygen in a separate tank. I didn’t know fueling a rocket was so complicated!

The funniest thing I read in this book was how, in September 2009, people saw a beautiful, sparkling trail across the sky. They thought it was a celestial event, but it was actually just astronaut pee that had been dumped from the space shuttle Discovery!

It was disgusting to read that astronauts have to wear diapers in space. That is definitely not a glamorous part of their job! My favorite section was “The Origin of (Space) Species.” It talked about animals like cats, dogs, and spiders that have traveled into space. The spiders could spin webs up there, even though there was no gravity! Tiny organisms called tardigrades survived, too.

People should read this book because it is an informative read on space technology. Like me, others could learn more about how astronauts do their jobs in space and which scientific tools they use to accomplish their goals.

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Author Jenn Dlugos • Charlie Hatton
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 80 pages
Publisher Prufrock Press
Publish Date 2019-08-01
ISBN 9780062690845
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Issue April 2019
Category Tweens


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