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The Astronaut Selection Test Book: Do You Have What it Takes for Space? (Hardback)

By Peake, Tim
By The European Space Agency

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*** The puzzle book of 2018 *** Have you got what it takes to be an astronaut? Part puzzle book, part guide, The Astronaut Selection Test Book: Do You Have What it Takes? invites readers of all ages to attempt the European Space Agency's rigorous astronaut selection and training ...program. The book comprises 100 real astronaut tests and training exercises for readers to try at home, and outlines the full ESA selection process for the first time. Fascinating, surprising, and ranging in difficulty from easy to fiendishly hard, the tests include visual memory and perception puzzles, concentration tests, maths and mental arithmetic problems, psychological quizzes, teamwork and leadership exercises, survival skills, physical and medical exams, foreign language aptitude tests (ESA astronauts must learn Russian) and more. The book, which will be richly illustrated, draws on Tim Peake's first-hand experiences of applying to ESA to be an astronaut in 2008, when he was selected with just 5 other astronauts from over 8000 applications. A wide range of ESA astronaut trainers have also contributed to the book. An exclusive competition will accompany publication, with details to be announced later this summer.
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ISBN 9781780899183
Released NZ 18 Oct 2018
Publisher Cornerstone
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781780899183
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Century
Released 18 Oct 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Peake, Tim
By The European Space Agency
Category Popular Science
Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
Astrophysics
Puzzles & Quizzes
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 629.45
Weight 494g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Astronauts - Popular works - Selection and appointment, Puzzles, Astronautics - Miscellanea
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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