Comment devient-on astronaute ? L'espace a-t-il une odeur ? La planète bleue est-elle plus belle vue de jour ou de nuit?
Inspiré par sa mission et par les milliers de questions qui lui ont été posées depuis son retour sur Terre, Tim Peake aborde dans ce livre tous les aspects et les étapes de la vie d'un astronaute. Il y révèle aussi les curiosités scientifiques et les merveilles du quotidien à bord de la Station spatiale internationale.
Avez-vous ce qu'il faut pour devenir astronaute ? Avec 100 vrais tests d'astronaute et des exercices issus du processus de sélection rigoureux de l'Agence spatiale européenne, allant du plus facile au plus difficile, ce livre richement illustré s'inspire de l'expérience de Tim Peake, sélectionné pour devenir astronaute parmi plus de 8 000 candidatures !
Testez-vous grâce à des énigmes et exercices variés :
- perception visuelle et logique.
- calcul mental, mémoire et concentration.
- préparation psychologique.
- travail d'équipe et leadership.
- survie, aptitudes physiques et médicales.
- langues étrangères (chaque astronaute doit connaître le russe !).
Nous avons tous rêvé d'être un astronaute, mais sur les quelques 100 milliards de personnes qui ont jamais vécu, seulement 561 ont voyagé dans l'espace. Avec ce regard sans précédent sur la sélection des vrais astronautes, vous découvrirez peut-être que vos rêves peuvent devenir réalité...
Êtes-vous prêts à relever le défi ? Droits d'auteur reversés à l'UNICEF par Tim Peake et l'ESA.
_________________________ *The* puzzle book of 2018 , as featured in the Times , Daily Telegraph, BBC Radio 4, and BBC Breakfast, and a Guardian Book of the Year pick. Have YOU got what it takes to be an astronaut? This book will help readers of all ages find out. Featuring 100 real astronaut tests and exercises from the European Space Agency''s rigorous selection process, ranging from easy to fiendishly hard, The Astronaut Selection Test Book goes where no puzzle book has gone before. Including puzzles and tests on: visual perception and logic mental arithmetic and concentration psychological readiness teamwork and leadership survival, physical and medical skills foreign languages (every astronaut has to know Russian!) and much more, this richly illustrated book draws on Tim Peake''s first-hand experience of applying to be an astronaut in 2008, when he and five others were chosen - out of over 8,000 applications! We''ve all dreamed of being an astronaut, though of the estimated 100 billion people who have ever lived, only 557 people have travelled to space. But with this unprecedented look into real astronaut selection, you might just find out your dreams can become reality... _________________________ HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM SOLVER... _________________________ '' Engrossing ... a brain buster of a book... You''ll learn plenty about space and what it takes to be an astronaut, but you''ll also sharpen up your broader knowledge. For anyone interested in the space race and the imminent journey to Mars, here''s the perfect stocking filler .'' - STARBURST ''It''s a brain work-out on steroids , stuffed with authentic selection tests... Entertaining and engaging ... innovative, earnest, soulful and exhilarating '' - BBC SKY AT NIGHT MAGAZINE ( 5 STARS , Book of the Month) ''It''s such a good idea ... this is a very good thing for Christmas Day'' - GRAHAM NORTON, BBC RADIO 2 ''Everybody, get this book... it''s a fascinating read '' - CHRIS MOYLES, RADIO X '' A fantastic gift ... more than just a quiz'' - WI LIFE ''The perfect [book] for big thinkers'' - BBC ARTS , 2018''s Biggest Books
The thrilling autobiography of the astronaut who inspired a generation The #1 bestselling author of Hello, is this planet Earth? and Ask an Astronaut ''I looked down below my feet and suddenly noticed Australia flashing by. The vertigo hit me then. My gloved hands gripped the handrail as tightly as I could. I had been on my spacewalk for over an hour. I had trained for this moment for years. But nothing can prepare you for that feeling, for the full realisation that you are no longer living on Earth. Staring into the inky blackness, I felt completely isolated from everything and everyone I had ever known. And yet at the same time I could not help feeling a strange sense of belonging.'' In fascinating and personal detail, and based on exclusive diaries and audio recordings from his mission, Tim Peake takes readers closer than ever before to experience what life in space is really like: the sacrifice that astronauts make in being apart from their families, the sights, the smells, the fear, the exhilaration and the deep and abiding wonder of the view from space. Limitless is a book about the power of following our dreams - however unlikely they may seem - and of striving to reach our potential, even when we might not believe in it ourselves. Limitless also charts Peake''s surprising road to becoming an astronaut, from a shy and unassuming boy from Chichester who had a passion for flight, to a young British Army officer, Apache helicopter pilot, flight instructor and test pilot who served around the world. Peake''s extensive eighteen-year career in the army included the command of a platoon of soldiers in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, deployment in Bosnia, and flying multiple high-risk sorties as a test pilot, including operations in Afghanistan. After he was selected by the European Space agency from over 8000 candidates, Peake undertook six years of training to be an astronaut, tested physically, psychologically, emotionally and intellectually - from learning Russian language in St. Petersburg to coping with the darkness and claustrophobia of living for days in caves in Sardinia and under the ocean off the United States.
MY GUIDE TO LIFE IN SPACE The new book from astronaut Tim Peake, the number one bestselling author of Hello, is this planet Earth?
How does it feel to orbit the earth ten times faster than a speeding bullet?
Whats it like to eat, sleep and go to the toilet in space?
And where to next the Moon, Mars or beyond?
The public were invited to submit questions using the hashtag #askanastronaut, and a selection are answered by Tim in the book, which will be accompanied with illustrations, diagrams and never-before-seen photos.
The awe-inspiring Sunday Times Bestseller from astronaut Tim PeakeShortlisted for the British Book Award 2018'Amazing . . . A brilliant book' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2Have you ever thought of becoming an astronaut?Ask an Astronaut is Tim Peake's personal guide to life in space, based on his historic Principia mission, and the thousands of questions he has been asked since his return to Earth.How does it feel to orbit the earth ten times faster than a speeding bullet?What's it like to eat, sleep and go to the toilet in space?And where to next - the moon, mars or beyond?From training to launch, historic spacewalk to re-entry, Tim has a fascinating answer to everything you ever wanted to know. He reveals for readers of all ages the extraordinary secrets, cutting-edge science, and everyday wonders of life onboard the International Space Station.Tim is pleased to announce that, as with his previous book, royalties received from the book will be donated to The Prince's Trust.'Everything you ever wanted to know about life in space' Times
Tim Peake (Author) Tim Peake was the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station. He is also a best-selling author and an inspirational communicator of science to audiences of all ages. Tim served as an army officer and a combat search and rescue instructor, and flew helicopter operations. Tim was selected as an ESA astronaut in May 2009 and after arduous training Tim was assigned to a mission to the International Space Station in May 2013. He launched to space on 15 December 2015. Tim took part in over 250 scientific experiments during his mission. His Principia mission also focused on educational outreach, engaging more than 2 million schoolchildren across Europe in over 30 projects during his time in space. Tim''s bestselling books include: Hello, is this planet Earth? (Century, 2016) Ask An Astronaut (Century, 2017) and The Astronaut Selection Test Book (Century, 2018) Steve Cole (Author) Steve Cole is the bestselling author of the ASTROSAURS books, which Amanda Craig from THE TIMES recently described as ''the kind of inspired, hysterically silly fantasy that boys adore.'' Visit his website at http://www.stevecolebooks.co.uk, keep up-to-date with his blog at http://www.stevecolebooks.co.uk/steves-space/blog and watch his Youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/stevecolebooks.