Lonely Planet

How Spaceships Work (Lonely Planet Kids)

Lonely Planet

How Spaceships Work (Lonely Planet Kids)


Product Code: LN054

Age: 3y+

1 in stock



Featuring fantastic illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock, this title explores the ultimate vehicles: spaceships – how they do what they do, what they’re used for and their development through history. Spreads will look at how rockets blast off into space, how people were sent to the Moon and back, how space centres prepare spaceships and astronauts for amazing adventures across the cosmos. It will also look at all different types of spacecraft: space stations and satellites orbiting Earth, rovers trundling over the surface of Mars, and probes travelling at thousands of miles per second through the outer reaches of the Solar System on incredible journeys of discovery.

Full-page gatefolds and flaps explore spaceships both big and small, inside and out. It’s going to be out of this world!


  • Leaving Earth: The history of spaceflight
  • Satellites
  • Rockets
  • Manned Spaceflights
  • Space Probes
  • Landers
  • Moon Missions
  • Rovers
  • Space Centres
  • Space Telescopes
  • Space Stations
  • Spaceships of the Future

Hardback: 64 pages

ISBN: 9781838694623

Written by: Clive Gifford

Illustrated by: James Gulliver Hancock

Dimensions: 26.2 x 1.8 x 28.4 cm