Author Mark Thompson, a specialist presenter in the UK and a key contributor to the BBC's The Sky at Night, is a renowned astronomist whose work centers on deep space, exploding stars and supermassive black holes. Here he pens a work for any who have ever looked up to the sky and wondered what else is in the universe. For those who want to tour the solar system but wonder about the logistics, this book has it all. The sights you would see, the food you eat, the fuel you would require: all the nitty gritty details are covered. This is the most connected to the reality of living in a spaceship you can get whilst still on terra firma.