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The ultimate history of human space exploration celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Blast off with space expert Sarah Cruddas on a journey through human space exploration history, from Apollo Moon landings to plans for living on Mars.

Is there life beyond Earth? What will the space jobs of the future look like? What went wrong on Apollo 13? The Space Race answers all of the big questions that kids have about space travel. Astrophysics expert Sarah Cruddas unearths hidden stories behind famous space missions. Space-mad kids will delight in the detail, photographs, and information on each page, and will love seeing diagrams of iconic space suits and the car on the moon.

Readers will learn about life during the space age of the sixties, visit other worlds alongside robot explorers, and shoot off to the Moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Find out about the space race between American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts, observe what life is like on the ISS, and discover new space nations such as China and the UK.

Propelled by recent scientific discoveries and printed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, The Space Race is an essential children's handbook to understanding every aspect of the history, and future, of human space travel.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    May 7, 2019

    Dorling Kindersley

    192 pages

    RRP $34.99

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Q&A with Sarah Cruddas

Quick-fire questions with acclaimed space journalist, astrophysicist and author of The Space Race, Sarah Cruddas.

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