Strap yourself in and get ready to blast off. Putting a man on the moon is one of humankind’s greatest achievements. Join the Astro Cats as they uncover the history of space exploration. From sending insects and animals into space as experiments to flying a man around the moon before eventually achieving what scientists had always hoped for…putting a man on the moon.
The Astro Cats don’t just look at what has previously been achieved. There are lots of thoughts and wonderings about what the future of space exploration might look like. There was a time when sending a man to the moon seemed like a really silly idea. Now the brains at NASA are building something that can hopefully take a person to Mars. And soon you won’t even have to be a proper astronaut to go to the moon. Space tourism is a distinct possibility, although at the moment it is rather expensive. Maybe one day we’ll be swapping our beach swimwear for a space suit.
Delightful illustrations combined with speech bubbles and text clearly explain the progression of space exploration. Readers can learn how space shuttles have evolved over time, the basics of lunar flight and what the future of space exploration looks like. I really like that the book includes the first woman to travel into space and the first African American, you’ll have to read the book to find out their names though.
So one day people might be visiting the moon for a holiday or even living on other planets! For now though you’ll just have to make do with observing the wonders of space from Earth.
A brilliant introduction to space travel.
Recommended for 6+.