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The Coolest Job in the Universe

Working Aboard the International Space Station

Series: American Space Missions—Astronauts, Exploration, and Discovery

By Henry M. Holden

Traveling more than 17,000 miles per hour in constant orbit around Earth, astronauts live and work aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Despite the hostile environment of space, the ISS has suitable living conditions for its workers. Astronauts breathe clean air, eat shrimp cocktail, exercise daily, take baths, and take out the trash—in zero gravity, of course. Floating around the ISS, the astronauts have important jobs, conducting experiments and doing research projects. Author Henry M. Holden explores the base camp to the universe from its design and construction to the amazing astronauts who work there.

Library Bound Book978-0-7660-4074-8$27.93$20.95

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"This book is amazing, and extremely interesting."

South Sound Book Review Council, May 9, 2014

"A great overview of space history from the 1970s on, with a lot of information that kids don’t get regularly with space books…"

Garland Independent School District, October 31, 2013

"Any child who is interested in the space program will enjoy this overview of what it is like to be in space on the space station."

Children's Literature

". . . a perfect short read . . . should appeal to reluctant readers . . . easy and concise content covering a sophisticated topic."

Arlington Independent School District, October 25, 2012

". . . a basic overview of the triumphs and tragedies of U.S. space exploration to date."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2013

". . . an exceptional nonfiction book about the space station with exquisite photographs."

Eastern Washington Book Review Council

". . . this book will appeal to anyone who has aspired to travel into space . . . A good place to start research into living in space."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2012

". . . provides a detailed and thorough examination of life on the International Space Station including its construction, history, and problems that have arisen . . . Three pages of chapter notes provide students with a wonderful source of information for reports as well as a bibliography . . ."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries, posted October 14, 2012

"All of the books reflect careful research and meticulous attention to detail . . . Throughout, the courage, dedication, and sacrifice of the astronauts are emphasized. The texts are not bogged down with excessive scientific terminology."

School Library Journal, Dec-12

". . . an excellent choice for upper-elementary and middle-school students waiting to learn about—and imagine themselves in—the final frontier."

Booklist, November 15, 2012

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