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Paper Astronaut Written by Juliette Cezzar, Foreword by Buzz Aldrin
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Paper Astronaut: The Paper Spacecraft Mission Manual

Written by Juliette Cezzar, Foreword by Buzz Aldrin

  • June 23, 2009
  • Trade Paperback
  • Crafts & Hobbies - Papercrafts
  • Universe
  • 8 x 10
  • $9.95
  • $10.95
  • 978-0-7893-1881-7

About This Book

From the creator of Paper Pilot and Paper Captain, Paper Astronaut is a beautifully illustrated voyage into deep space, combining stunning archival photographs and colorful technical drawings with expertly designed die-cut models that readers can actually cut out and assemble. Published for the fortieth anniversary of the moon landing in 1969—and introduced by Buzz Aldrin—the book includes histories of twenty feats of aeronautic engineering drawn from half a century of space programs around the world, from Apollo 11 to the Soviet space station Mir and China’s Shenzou 7 capsule, and featuring the most iconic designs of fifty years of space exploration. Each spacecraft is accompanied by amazing stories, fascinating facts and statistics about the universe around them, and mesmerizing photographs of the vessels in space. Sixty-four pages of the book are devoted to finely crafted die-cut paper models of the featured rockets, presented with clear instructions for assembly and helpful advice for deploying your galactic fleet.

About the Author

Juliette Cezzar is a graphic designer and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of Paper Pilot and Paper Captain and has designed many books, magazines, and Web sites with her company e.a.d. Buzz Aldrin performed the world’s first successful spacewalk in 1966, and he made the historic Apollo 11 moonwalk in 1969. He remains at the forefront of efforts to ensure America’s continued leadership in human space exploration.

Reviews

  • "By the time you're finished assembling paper models of spacecraft from the book's meticulously die-cut blueprints, you'll be intimately familiar with many of the details of 20 different iconic spacecraft, as well as the broad arc of space exploration history and the basic principles of spaceflight. It's not exactly rocket science, but it's certainly a blast." ~SeedMagazine.com

    "There are 64 pages filled with finely crafted die-cut paper models of the featured rockets, presented with clear instructions for assembly. The book also includes stunning archival photographs, colorful technical drawings and histories of 20 feats of aeronautic engineering drawn from half a century of space programs around the world." ~Parenthood.com
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