This issue is out of this world! Space, for kids fascinated by the night sky and its many wonders, takes a thorough look at this great big universe we call home. Starting in our own “backyard,” the Solar System, kids will get a rundown on all the planets that circle our Sun, then take a tour of a black hole. Up next: a survey of the many other celestial bodies in our neighborhood, including the more than 60 moons that orbit the planets, as well as the comets, meteors, and asteroids that like to stop by. After that, run through great moments in astronomy and the exploration of space; for kids who can’t get enough of brilliant scientists and astronauts, this is sure to be inspiring.
After that, it’s down to the nitty-gritty details: How do you actually put on a spacesuit? It’s harder than you think! And just what enables a rocket or shuttle to break Earth’s gravitational pull and zoom out to space? Kids who want to be astronauts will then get the inside scoop on what it takes to become one, and the journey wraps up with details on space stations of the future and designs for space cities that include parks, schools, farms, and even rivers.