Space Odyssey: A Voyage to the Planets, Tim Haines, Christopher Riley
Space Odyssey: A Voyage to the Planets by Tim Haines, Christopher Riley , BBC, Oct, 2004. ISBN:0563521546
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Imagine diving below the ice on Jupiter's moons to look for life, getting lost in a Venusian sulphuric acid storm or trying to drill into the disintegrating surface of a comet. Space Odyssey reveals the adventures and dangers that astronauts will encounter when exploring our own solar system.
Produced by the Walking with Dinosaurs team, the animation in the Space Odyssey series is taken to an entirely new level - as reflected by the spectacular graphics in this book. Space Odyssey enables readers to experience the most extraordinary sights under the Sun as seen through the eyes of astronauts of the near-future.
On their ten year voyage to fly to the outer reaches of the solar system, the astronauts rendezvous with an incoming comet and visit our neighbouring planets to carry out a series of fascinating but dangerous experiments. This is the Grand Tour to end all Grand Tours: Space Odyssey is a journey packed with peril and excitement.
The journey is fraught with danger. How do the astronauts deal with the cosmic radiation that penetrates the space craft, and their bodies, during every second of their six year journey? How do they live together in such a confined space for so long? How do they cope with the lingering death of one of their number? Read Space Odyssey to find out.
Stunning computer-generated landscapes are accompanied by scintillating prose to reveal the latest scientific findings. The BBC team have made Space Odyssey as accurate as possible. This is not science fiction, it is science fact of the very new future.