Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go into outer space? Soon you might be able to find out! For years, only trained astronauts were allowed to travel through space, but now lots of companies are creating spacecraft that will allow regular people to experience space for themselves. World View Enterprises wants to take people to near space using a helium balloon. And Virgin Galactic has already sold hundreds of tickets for a ride on its Unity spacecraft. But is this kind of space travel safe? Will these new spacecraft be able to get off the ground? Read this book to learn more about private space travel!
In The Press
"Middle schoolers with stars in their eyes will gravitate toward this informative set that explores aspects of space from the physical to the theoretical. Familiar topics dedicated to astronauts and missions to Mars are included alongside less common ones, including space garbage, privatized space travel, and black holes. All the titles include up-to-date content as recent as 2016, making them fresh and relevant. Dynamic photographs and historical images complement the text and are supplemented with artists' renderings, diagrams, and charts. VERDICT A thoroughly researched and authoritative addition to science collections."—School Library Journal