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Living on Other Planets

Dr. Dave: Astronaut series

by Dr. Dave Williams and Loredana Cunti
illustrated by Theo Krynauw

Ever thought of living on Mars?

Will humans ever be able to live on other planets? Former NASA astronaut Dr. Dave Williams is the person to ask.

Finding other habitable environments in space is no easy task: temperatures on Mercury are ten times hotter than on Earth, and winter on Neptune lasts about forty years!

But there is one planet that looks promising: Mars. Even though it takes six months to get there, Mars most closely resembles Earth. So what would it take to make it habitable—and what would life look like there?

As in the other three titles in the Dr. Dave Astronaut series, this book demystifies space travel. The science is explained in simple terms while the sense of adventure is ever-present. This book belongs in the hands of every child interested in space, and in every classroom where STEM is taught.


“More aspirational than realistic at this point, but some of its intended audience will walk on other worlds.”
—Kirkus Reviews, 07/15/18

“An attractive, high-energy presentation.”
—Booklist, 10/01/18

“Informative and fun. A recommended addition to school library collections”
—The Fairview Review, 10/07/18