People have long been warned of Europe, of HAL 9000's notorious "attempt not to land" in 2010: Odyssey Two until the newer indie Film ] Europa Report where a group of scientists lands on the icy moon, only a cruel fate by a decidedly unfriendly inhabitant. However, none of this has kept Giraffestronaut or Captain Chips from dipping into the seas of Europe in the final installment of the Epic Space Adventure children's book trilogy.
And who can blame these discoverers for wanting to see what lies beneath the icy crust of Europe? NASA considers the Moon a liquid sea of water and considers it one of the most promising places to find an alien life in the Solar System. For this reason, Andrew Rader, the SpaceX engineer of the trilogy Epic Space Adventure has voted the setting for Europa Excursion which tracks the adventures of the giraffe with space travel that has undertaken a touring Solar System and landed in the earlier tranches of the series on Mars.
"We chose Europe because we believe it's the best candidate for life in the solar system," Rader told io9, adding:
The This beautifully illustrated picture book aims to convey these concepts to a young audience, offering a scientifically sound vision of what a future submarine mission to Europe might look like. To be honest, also makes it a reference to the dangers of Europa missions – the book opens when Giraffestronaut gets an emergency call from Captain Chips and his crew, trapped under the ice and in need of rescue , (Fortunately, the rescue seems to be without bloodthirsty space octopus encounters.)
It's the perfect gift for a future space explorer, and there's still time to pick it up for Christmas. The Kickstarter-sponsored project is in progress tonight, and with a promise of $ 43 or more, you'll receive the entire trilogy and a sticker pack with pictures of the ship and the crew and a huge selection of the solar system's most appealing targets.
I'm ready to ship to Europe myself, space octopuses are damned!
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