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              Books by Samantha Cristoforetti

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              Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
               

              Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut (Hardback)

              By Cristoforetti, Samantha

              • RRP: $50.26
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              'The sun is setting, signalling the end of my first orbital day. I catch a glimpse of the Milky Way; I recognize Cassiopeia. There is something so poignant about contemplating it from up here, from inside this metal box, this not particularly cutting-edge bundle of technology tha...t allows us to be here where no human being should ever be.' Five years ago, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti spent two hundred days orbiting around Earth on the International Space Station. In this riveting memoir, she tells the story of her extraordinary journey: from gruelling years of training to daily life in space, from great events to small discoveries, from old rituals to jokes about the meaning of life. With honesty and warmth, Cristoforetti chronicles her journey to becoming an astronaut -- the many years spent travelling around the world, from Star City to Houston, always between languages and cultures, technology and nature. Gripping and inspiring, Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut is an enthralling story about what it takes to pursue your dreams.
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              ISBN 9780241371381
              Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Language (English)
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              Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
                

              Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut (Paperback)

              By Cristoforetti, Samantha

              • RRP: $35.99
              • $26.69
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              • Pub Date
                5 Aug 21

              In space the sun rises and sets 16 times a day. You fly over every sea, every mountain and desert, every city and every port. The most ordinary things -- eating, sleeping, brushing your teeth or cutting your hair -- have to be relearned, until they become familiar again. This is ...the story of Samantha Cristoforetti's incredible journey to becoming an astronaut, and her journey beyond Earth. Her voyage as an apprentice astronaut began when she was in her early thirties: five years of intense training around the world, from Houston to Japan to the legendary Star City in Russia. Countless hours spent in centrifuges, spaceship simulators and under water for spacewalk practice. Then, one day, a rocket was waiting for her on the launch pad. And after eight minutes of wild ascent, she was on orbit, crunched up with her two crewmates in a tiny spaceship that took them to the International Space Station. This is an enthralling, inspiring and surprisingly down-to-earth story about what it really takes to pursue your dreams.
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              ISBN 9780141989549
              Released NZ 5 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (English)
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