Shooting For The Stars

€ 16.95 EUR


In 2017 Dr. Norah Patten, from Ballina in Co. Mayo, was one of 12 participants from around the world selected to take part in a unique scientist-astronaut training programme, Project Possum. She is now on course to become Ireland’s first astronaut!

Follow Norah as she brings you on a journey high above the earth and into space. You will learn about space travel, astronaut training and life without gravity. Norah will answer those all-important questions such as how long does it take to become an astronaut and where exactly astronauts go to the toilet?!

  • Did you know that our sun is a star, just like all the stars we see at night?
  • Did you know that, in space, the astronauts have to use special ropes to hold themselves down while running on the treadmill?

A fun and engaging book about space and becoming an astronaut but most importantly a book about following your dreams no matter how big!


Written By: Dr. Norah Patten

Illustrated By: Jennifer Farley

Hardback: 44 pages

Size: 242mm x 180mm

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