Xtreme Jobs: Astronaut, 1st Edition

  • S. L. Hamilton
  • Published By: A&D Xtreme
  • ISBN-10: 1629695599
  • ISBN-13: 9781629695594
  • DDC: 629.45
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released May 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This book introduces readers to the job of astronaut. A short history of the profession is included as are famous astronauts. Job duties of various NASA astronauts are covered, such as commander, pilot, mission specialist, and payload specialist, as are non-NASA positions in companies such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Orbital Science. Equipment needed to do the job right is discussed, as are the education and training required.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Astronaut.
2: History.
3: Education.
4: Training.
5: International Space Station.
6: Commander.
7: Flight Engineer.
8: Science Officer.
9: Commercial Crew Astronauts.
10: Deep Space Exploration.
11: Job Facts.