Excerpt from The Official Residents’ Guide to Moon Base Alpha, © 2040 by National Aeronautics and Space Administration:
POTENTIAL HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS
Although every effort has been taken to make Moon Base Alpha the safest human habitat ever built, we still urge you to be extremely careful and vigilant for your own well-being. MBA’s medical bay has been stocked with plenty of emergency supplies and the latest medical technologyI so that the doctor on staff can handle even extreme medical emergencies, but all lunarnauts should bear in mind that life on the moon is inherently dangerous and that the closest hospital is back on earth, more than 250,000 miles away. Thus, you are advised to exercise extreme caution at all times and take great care to avoid risks.
To that end, we have compiled the following catalog of potentially dangerous areas, facilities, objects, and situations. Bear in mind this is by no means meant to be a complete list, but rather a guide to provide for better safety. There may be many other hazards at MBA not included below. Please do your best to be safe and alert to danger at all times while you are on the moon. Remember: The best way to avoid trouble is to not get into trouble in the first place!
I. At the time of printing. Because of the difficult nature of replacing technology on the moon, some tech may be slightly out-of-date by the time you read this.
There’s nowhere to hide on the world’s first moon base. After all, it’s only the size of a soccer field. So when Nina Stack, the commander of Moon Base Alpha, mysteriously vanishes, the Moonies are at a total loss.
Though he may be just twelve years old, Dashiell Gibson is the best detective they’ve got. But this confusing mystery pushes Dash to his limits. Especially since Dash accidentally made contact with an alien and has to keep it a secret. With the fate of the entire human race hanging in the balance, will Dash be able to solve the mystery of the missing Moonie?
- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers |
- 352 pages |
- ISBN 9781481423366 |
- April 2016 |
- Grades 3 - 7 |
- Lexile ® 750L