Space Race is a hardback book with augmented reality features for children by Ben Hubbard. This book tells the story about space exploration to the Moon and beyond and it will be available to buy from 7th March 2019 onwards. It is suitable for aged eight and above.
In order to access the augmented reality features, the reader must download the free app via App Store and Google Play to bring space exploration to life like no other book. Children will be able to see the Apollo 11 lunar module, the ISS Space Station and the Curiosity Mars rover in close-up 3D, and watch the book come to life when video clips of NASA footage play ‘on the page’ when viewed. Note that there are only some pages in the book that have the augmented reality features.
This book is richly illustrated and tells the awe-inspiring story of space exploration, looking back in time to the first satellites that were sent into orbit and forward to future missions to Mars. Mr K is fascinated with everything related to space. He enjoys learning the history behind each rocket and the life of the men, women or animals that have been sent to space. There are also plenty of photographs which feature key spacecraft such as Vostok 1, the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle and the Hubble Space Telescope.
We love books that add a bit of fun in them. With these augmented features, it adds some lovely visual details to it. The book is available to pre-order now via Carlton Books, Amazon or any good bookstores where you can get it sent to you directly when it releases!
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