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Dr Sheila Kanani answers out-of-this-world space questions

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Learn all about space – and jobs in the space industry! This Saturday is the 50th anniversary of the moon-landing, an important milestone in space history. But what exactly is space? Why do we explore space? How do you become an astronaut? Dr Sheila Kanani, author of How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs, is here to answer your burning space questions!

You can watch Dr Sheila Kanani answer ‘What is space?’ below – and be sure to keep watching our series of videos to learn the answers to important questions, such as ‘How do astronauts use the loo?’

Written by NASA award-winning planetary scientist Dr Sheila Kanani of the Royal Astronomical Society, and accompanied by bright, graphic illustrations by Sol Linero, How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs will inspire any girl or boy with an interest in science and space exploration.

Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut, a spaceship engineer or to work at Mission Control? Find out all about space and all the incredible space jobs you could do, from training to be a space chef or designing spacesuits to searching for new planets we could live on, to even blasting into space and living in the International Space Station.

You can take a sneak peek inside How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs below:

 

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