Somerville, Mass. : Templar Books : An imprint of Candlewick Press, 2009.
3 of 3 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
Bob is feeling glum. His friends Billy and Sam are off visiting a pet show on Pluto, there are no space tourists to entertain, and Bob is bored. What he needs is a best-ever friend, to help him with intergalactic missions and jigsaw puzzles but, being Bob, he doesn't seem to notice the potential furry friend who is begging for his attention!
In 2019, teens Mia, Antoine, and Midori are selected by lottery to join experienced astronauts on a NASA mission to the once top-secret moon base, DARLAH 2, while in a Florida nursing home, a former astronaut struggles to warn someone of the terrible danger there.
The author, an astronaut, discusses his early career, his training for space flight, his trips into space including the first lunar landing, and the possibilities for life and flight in space in the future.