Author(s): Ariel Waldman
Everyone wonders what it's really like in space, but very few of us ever have the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating illustrated collection brings together stories from dozens of international astronauts--men and women who've actually been there--bringing back accounts of the sometimes weird, often funny, and awe inspiring sensations and realities of being in space.With playful artwork accompanying each, here are the real stories behind backwards dreams, 'moon face,' the tricks of sleeping in zero gravity and aiming your sneeze during a spacewalk, the importance of packing hot sauce, and dozens of other cosmic quirks and amazements that come with travel in and beyond the Earth's orbit.
Ariel Waldman is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, the global instigator of Science Hack Day, a fellow at the Institute for the Future, a National Academy of Sciences committee member, and recipient of a White House award for being a Champion of Change in citizen science. She lives in San Francisco. Brian Standeford is a San Francisco-based illustrator and designer.