Over 800 stunning images combine with illuminating descriptions to transport children to the depths of space. Discover the history of space travel, the latest information on space-faring countries, and exciting possibilities for future missions. Explore the solar system and the Universe in incredible detail, encountering high-speed comets, extreme temperatures, and storms that rage for centuries. Then find out what it's like to be an astronaut, from space walks to keeping animals on board! Packed with facts, timelines, and world-class photography, this encyclopedia really brings outer space to life.