Space Hoppers is based on a brand-new series from the BBC starring Dan Wright and Steve Marsh, the comedy duo known to Cbeebies viewers and their parents as the hugely successful Big Cook, Little Cook. The series is part of the BBC's year of Science and will air at the start of 2010. In the book Dan and Steve help us explore the Sun, ice, volcanoes, comets, extreme weather, extreme distances and water on earth and in the solar system. It is packed with experiments that you can do at home too.
Mark Brake is an academic, who has written several popular science books, and has done science communication work in film, television and radio on five continents; including work with NASA, The Science Museum and the BBC. He received worldwide publicity for developing an undergraduate university course, Life in the Universe, which examined the science and culture of astrobiology.