I shared an advance copy with Roscosmos, the Russian space agency. Oleg Bolashev, a press liaison, shared these words for my young readers:
"Space exploration is one of the greatest tasks for humankind. The International Space Station has become one of the most important international efforts and outposts for humans in Earth’s orbit. I acts as a true symbol of international cooperation.
Space exploration and colonization continues with automatic spacecraft and rovers being sent to various planets of the Solar system. No doubt, the coming years will see world scientists create new ways and methods to send human colonists to extraterrestrial objects – just like the Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus set off to discover new continents, or Polish-Russian geographer Nikolay Przhevalsky, a renowned explorer of Central and East Asia.
Today NASA (USA), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe, including 14 member countries – Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland), and CSA (Canada) are acting in the same way to ensure the future of space exploration and presence of humans outside the comfortable Earth environment – and you might become a part of it, or even be among those people pictured in this book. Go for it!"
|This is a sample page from "Ramone's Space Art" that I sent to Roscosmos|
to show my appreciation for their attention and comments.