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The new book from astronaut Tim Peake, the number one bestselling author of Hello, is this planet Earth? Ask an Astronaut is Tim’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.

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?
What’s it like to eat, sleep and go to the toilet in space?
And where to next – the Moon, Mars or beyond?

Ask an Astronaut is Tim’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.

Accessible, in-depth, and written with his characteristic warmth, Tim shares his thoughts on every aspect of his mission. From training to launch, from his historic spacewalk to re-entry, he reveals for readers of all ages the cutting-edge science behind his ground-breaking experiments, and the wonders of day-to-day life on board the International Space Station.

The public is invited to submit new questions using the hashtag #askanastronaut, and a selection will be answered by Tim in the book, which will be accompanied with illustrations, diagrams and never-before-seen photos.

Tim is pleased to announce that, as with his previous book, royalties received from the book will be donated to The Prince’s Trust.

Reviews

Everything you ever wanted to know about life in space

Times

A delightful adventure of understanding how and why humans journey into space… a beautiful view of our desire to go beyond our terrestrial gravity. I feel more ready to go into space than I have ever done, though I'm not quite sure I'll get through the training process...

Robin Ince, The Infinite Monkey Cage

Amazing . . . A brilliant book

Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

What a great read and who would not want this as a Christmas present? I urge you to buy it early before they run out. Several copies

Chris Moyles

Peake’s honest and detailed answers combine to give a complete picture of an astronaut’s life ... charming and informative

Daily Express

What I love most about [the book] is that, when I read it, I hear your voice speaking every word … that’s what make it, for me, really, really special. Darling Buds of May was a favourite in my household. There are so many wonderful memories and that’s what the book is all about

Christine Lampard

An enjoyable read and an excellent insight into the work, life and responsibilities of these highly skilled individuals … the perfect gift for anyone with a passion for space

Sky at Night Magazine

The best Christmas present ever. Any kid who wants to be an astronaut or an adult who wanted to be - which is basically everyone - will just love it.

ITV Lorraine

Fascinating and informative

S Magazine

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781780898209

    October 30, 2017

    Century

    224 pages

    RRP $35.00

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
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    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

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  • Hardback

    9781780898179

    November 15, 2017

    Century

    RRP $49.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781473544949

    October 19, 2017

    Cornerstone Digital

    224 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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