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Spaced out : a Moon Base Alpha novel /

by Gibbs, Stuart [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Gibbs, Stuart, Moon Base Alpha novel: Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2016]Edition: First edition.Description: x, 336 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781481423366; 1481423363; 9781481423373; 1481423371.Subject(s): Space colonies -- Juvenile fiction | Extraterrestrial beings -- Juvenile fiction | Human-alien encounters -- Juvenile fiction | Telepathy -- Juvenile fiction | Secrecy -- Juvenile fiction | Moon -- Juvenile fiction | Mystery and detective stories | Space colonies -- Fiction | Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction | Human-alien encounters -- Fiction | Telepathy -- Fiction | Secrets -- Fiction | Moon -- Fiction | Science fiction | Moon | Detective and mystery fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Science fiction | Mystery fiction | Science fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Mystery fiction | Science fictionOnline resources: Click here to access online Summary: In 2041 twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is a resident of Moon Base Alpha, and at the moment he is faced with a number of problems: coping with the nasty Sjoberg twins, finding out how the commander of the base has managed to disappear from a facility no bigger than a soccer field, and dealing with the alien Zan who communicates with him telepathically from afar--and who is hiding a secret which may threaten the whole Earth.
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The moon base commander has gone missing and Dash Gibson is on the case in the second mind-boggling mystery of the Moon Base Alpha series from the New York Times bestselling author of Belly Up and Spy School .<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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?

Ages 8-12.

In 2041 twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is a resident of Moon Base Alpha, and at the moment he is faced with a number of problems: coping with the nasty Sjoberg twins, finding out how the commander of the base has managed to disappear from a facility no bigger than a soccer field, and dealing with the alien Zan who communicates with him telepathically from afar--and who is hiding a secret which may threaten the whole Earth.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">Spaced Out Excerpt from The Official Residents' Guide to Moon Base Alpha, © 2040 by National Aeronautics and Space Administration: APPENDIX A 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 technology I 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. Excerpted from Spaced Out by Stuart Gibbs All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Just when Dash (Space Case) thinks things on Moon Base Alpha are getting back to normal (read: boring), the base commander goes missing. With help from his secret alien friend, Zan, Dash is determined to find the commander--after all, the base is the size of a soccer field! Realistic scientific details of lunar living make the mystery's unusual setting feel credible. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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