Astronaut, Aquanaut

Astronaut, Aquanaut

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The differences and similarities between the deep ocean and outer space.
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Geographic, [2018]
ISBN: 9781426328671
Branch Call Number: J 627.72 SWANSON
Characteristics: 96 pages ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Aquanaut


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Mar 18, 2018

When we think of outer space and our deep oceans we may not be able to imagine that either has anything in common with the other. But there are many similarities to exploration in these two vast areas. Both are cold, dark and lack any air pressure. Both require human explorers to where a protective suit. Both have various unknown aspects which is why our human curiosity drives us to discover what is there that we can learn and study. A perk of being an aquanaut is that you get to see sea life in its true form and habitat. A perk of being an astronaut is that you get to fly everywhere.

Author Jennifer Swanson has provided readers with an opportunity to know more about how outer space and deep oceans are alike but different. Readers will learn about how an astronaut and an aquanaut prepare to fly to the moon or dive deep under water. Readers will also learn about the spaces explorers live in while in space or underwater. Parents and teachers will love the experiments that can be found under the Activity section within this guide to help kids get a better understanding of what it takes to become and astronaut or aquanaut. One activity provides a better understanding of how difficult it might be to dock a spacecraft. Readers will also become informed as to why we explore and some of the many things we’ve learned over the course of time. The back pages have notes from different astronauts and aquanauts. There is a glossary and plenty more resources for even more learning. If you want to become an explorer in space or in the deep sea this fascinating guide will help you make up your mind.


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