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  • The Human Story
  • By: Tim Peake
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  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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From bestselling author and astronaut Tim Peake, the captivating story of humans in space.

Only 628 people in human history have left Earth. In Space: The Human Story, astronaut Tim Peake traces the lives of these remarkable men and women who have forged the way, from Yuri Gagarin to Neil Armstrong, from Valentina Tereshkova to Peggy Whitson.

Full of exclusive new stories, and astonishing detail only an astronaut would know, the book conveys what space exploration is really like: the wondrous view of Earth, the surreal weightlessness, the extraordinary danger, the surprising humdrum, the unexpected humour, the newfound perspective, the years of training, the psychological pressures, the gruelling physical toll, the thrill of launch and the trepidation of re-entry. The book also examines the surprising, shocking and often poignant stories of astronauts back on Earth, whose lives are forever changed as they readjust to terra firma.

Publication of the book comes on the eve of NASA's plans to return to the moon, fifty years after an astronaut last walked on the lunar surface. In 2024 the Artemis II mission will send four astronauts to orbit the moon. In 2025 Artemis III will send the first woman and the first person of colour to step on the lunar surface. What will separate these upcoming moonwalkers from the legendary Apollo crews? Does it still take a daring-do attitude, super-human fitness, intelligence, plus the 'Right-stuff' - a fabled grace under pressure? And how will astronauts travel even further - to Mars and beyond? Space: The Human Story reveals all.

©2023 Tim Peake (P)2023 Penguin Audio

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The Re -Entry

Well narated but jumbled up space shuttle & Apollo missions with The Gemini & Mercurry missions

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A beautifully woven tale

Splendid acccount of the history of astronauts. Told in a non-linear way, weaving together multiple connected threads in an insightful manner.

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A human history of space exploration

Listen to this if you want a witty and concise history human history of space exploration written by an eye witness.

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Space - a surefirm history

Great listen, would hugely recommend for anyone and everyone from want to be astronauts to cold war historians.
Inspiring and facinating

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Great story telling

It was nice to have the history of Spaceflight told by a real astronaut, let’s hope it continues.

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Captivating

This is a fascinating insight into the missions and people behind space exploration. Tim Peake is a great narrator and provides a perspective that only an astronaut can give (one assumes). Overall, a great listen!

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Great read

Very good insight to space and the bigger picture. Good real life insight to space travel.

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detailed and interesting

excellent accounts of each stage of space travel with clever lightheaded links to today's world

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A great listen

Very will read and very interesting. To hear what those early astronaut s went through and how far the technologies have come on is amazing. But even after listening I am still quite happy here on earth😊

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insightful

wonderful journey into the history and present world of space exploration.
Tim is wonderful passionate narrator.

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