Monday, August 17, 2009

Offworld by Robin Parrish and NASA's Astronaut's Requirements

The Christian Fiction and Fantasy Blog tour is pleased to announce the arrival of Offworld by Robin Parrish!

This book is about a group of specialized astronauts who are sent to Mars to research the possibilities of extended living conditions. After five years of being separated from their family and friends, they are ready to come home. Only home is far from what they expect it to be. I've had an interest in space and astronauts since seeing the Challenger explosion. In the midst of a horrible tragedy, I wanted to learn more and possibly be one to go into space myself. I was in the 3rd grade at the time but things have changed for me now. I no longer have a desire to go into space myself but I was curious about the requirements. NASA has a wonderful website that outlines some of the requirements. The word astronaut means "space sailor". How interesting! There are different requirements for each job but every member of the team must be a US Citizen. Other requirements (depending on particular job) include educational background, physical agility, vision, log of flight hours, blood pressure and height requirements just to name a few. By going to NASA's website, you can learn more about the specific jobs as well.

Be sure to check back by tomorrow to see what Robin Parrish has to say in his author interview that I conducted with him. He was the first author I interviewed so I'm very excited!

Robin Parrish’s Web site -
Robin Parrish’s blog - Please be sure to check out the other participants’ Links:

Brandon Barr
Jim Black
Justin Boyer
Keanan Brand
Gina Burgess
Melissa Carswell
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Linda Gilmore
Beth Goddard
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
Ryan Heart
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen (posting later in the week)
John W. Otte
Lyn Perry
Steve Rice
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Speculative Faith
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Dona Watson
Elizabeth Williams

Thank you to Robin Parrish and Bethany House Publishers for a copy of this book to review and giveaway!

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