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Everyone dreams about boarding a rocket and blasting off to the stars, but have you ever really thought about the science behind such an intergalactic trip? Come and join our hero, Junior Astronaut as we learn what it takes to actually Break Through The Space Barrier! Conceived, scripted and designed solely with the iPad in mind, Jnr Astronaut uses beautiful illustration, deep interactivity and creative storytelling to engage, entertain and educate a younger audience (ages 9-15) about the science and wonders of space travel. Inspired by the legendary kid's space books of the 1950s and '60s, we take on the tough topics of gravity, mass, weight and forces and apply them to this perennially exciting, blockbusting and science-packed adventure. Working with Adam Mann, Wired magazine's space and physics correspondent, each stage has been hand-crafted with interactivity at the heart of the discovery process and readers are encouraged to learn through active participation. Science covered: The early development of rockets and gunpowder Air resistance, drag and aerodynamics Mass, weight and gravity Actions and reactions Forces and their effectsPLUS Build your own rocket and test your new knowledge in the Rocket Academy! Features: Written, designed and illustrated for the iPad 28 interactive scenes, each hand-crafted to tell the story of man's greatest achievement Original artwork by British illustrator Chris Madden Original music featuring real space communication recordings! Readers learn through interacting with the content as opposed to just listening or reading No third-party advertising