Visiting London Schools as part of 2017 World Space Week with his brand new book 'Satellite’.
Nick Lake is a much-acclaimed author of six YA novels: The BLOOD NINJA trilogy published by Simon & Schuster and IN DARKNESS with Bloomsbury (winner of the Michael L. Printz Award), HOSTAGE THREE (which was named a Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Boston Globe Best Book of the Year).
On December 6, 1999, The United Nations General Assembly declared World Space Week as an annual event celebration to be commemorated between October 4–10. The choice of dates was based on recognition of two important dates in space history: the launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, on October 4, 1957; and the signing of the Outer Space Treaty on October 10, 1967.World Space Week is the largest annual space event in the world.
A teenage boy born in space makes his first trip to Earth in this engrossing sci-fi adventure for fans of The Martian from award-winning author Nick Lake. He's going to a place he's never been before: home.
Moon Two is a space station that orbits approximately 250 miles above Earth. It travels 17,500 miles an hour, making one full orbit every 90 minutes. It's also the only home that 15-year-old Leo and two other teens have ever known.
Born and raised on Moon Two, Leo and the twins, Orion and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They've been "parented" by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight.
But has anything really prepared them for life on terra firma? Because while the planet may be home to billions of people, living there is more treacherous than Leo and his friends could ever have imagined, and their very survival will mean defying impossible odds.
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