"Astronauts of the lunar exploration age were the superstars of their time. This inspiring book discusses how astronauts survived in space--then and now--by keeping to a strict diet, bedtime, and training schedule. Special sections explain how spacesuits kept them alive in and outside the space capsule and how they moved around their cramped quarters. Maps of the Moon show the lunar nearside that we can see from Earth, and the lunar farside that faces away from us."-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
From air to space : high-flying pioneers -- Space environment : a deadly place -- Humans in orbit : the first astronauts -- School for space : training for a mission -- Space survival : space suits -- In the cockpit : flying a spacecraft -- Extra-vehicular activity : space walking -- Higher and further : ready for the moon? -- The Apollo suit : portable life support system -- Proving the design : footsteps on the moon -- Moon flight facts -- Pressure suit to moon suit -- Near side and far side.