It’s A Question Of Space: An Ordinary Astronaut’s Answers To Sometimes Extraordinary Questions
By Clayton C. Anderson
I received a free copy of It’s A Question Of Space in exchange for my honest opinion.
Having spent over 150 days on his first tour of the International Space Station, it’s safe to say that Clayton C. Anderson knows a thing or two about space travel. Now retired and affectionately known as “Astro Clay” by his many admirers on social media and the Internet, Anderson has fielded thousands of questions over the years about spaceflight, living in space, and what it’s like to be an astronaut. Written with honesty and razor-sharp wit, It’s a Question of Space gathers Anderson’s often humorous answers to these questions and more in a book that will beguile young adults and space buffs alike.
Covering topics as intriguing as walking in space, what astronauts are supposed to do when they see UFOs, and what role astronauts play in espionage, Anderson’s book is written in an accessible question-and-answer format that covers nearly all aspects of life in space imaginable. From living in zero gravity to going to the bathroom up there, It’s a Question of Space leaves no stone unturned in this witty firsthand account of life as an astronaut.
Summary from Goodreads.
Space had always been interesting to me. I do not know what it is, but I have always wanted to go to space. While I am realistic as to how likely I am going to be able to go there, it does not stop me from dreaming that I can. Books like this give me a look as to what it could be like.
Done in a Q&A format, Anderson answers all the questions that you would ask an astronaut, and some that you may not. I found it interesting how he looks back on being an astronaut and his path to becoming one. He makes it seem possible for anyone who works hard enough to become an astronaut!
If you want to find out what being an astronaut is like, then give this book a go. Chances are that you will enjoy it.