Shooting for the Stars

Shooting for the Stars

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Join Dr. Norah Patten, hailing from Ballina in Co. Mayo, on her remarkable journey to become Ireland's first astronaut. Chosen as one of only 12 participants from around the globe for the pioneering Project Possum scientist-astronaut training program, Norah's adventure will transport you high above the Earth and into the captivating realm of space.

Prepare to be captivated as Norah shares her insights into space travel, astronaut training, and the intriguing aspects of life without gravity. She fearlessly tackles the pressing questions, such as the time it takes to become an astronaut and the curious whereabouts of astronaut restrooms.

Discover the astonishing fact that our very own sun is, in fact, a star—just like the shimmering lights that dot the night sky. Unveil the secrets of astronauts using special ropes to anchor themselves while running on treadmills in the weightless conditions of space.

This delightful book serves as a fun and engaging guide to the wonders of space exploration and the pursuit of becoming an astronaut. Above all, it is an inspiring testament to the power of chasing one's dreams, regardless of their magnitude. Embark on this thrilling journey with Dr. Norah Patten and unlock the boundless possibilities that await when you dare to dream big!