Being a ghost isn’t easy. . . even if you have a PhD in haunting! Henry Hamilton is a Civil War ghost with a dream of traveling in outer space. Little does he know when he stows away on the space shuttle as the first ghost in outer space that keeping incognito isn’t as easy as it is on earth.
Vowing not to do any haunting while on vacation (he isn’t licensed to haunt in space), Henry quickly learns that haunting, for a ghost, is second nature, and that if he is not going to scare the crew of the shuttle into returning home early, he must quickly adapt to the difficulties of life in orbit.
But for Henry, to remain inconspicuous is a full-time task, and what he really wants to do on this trip is learn about space and how it affects ghosts in particular. And for a ghost with a love for food, it becomes next to impossible to keep the crew from becoming suspicious of the mysterious occurrences on board the Spirit of America.
A truly exciting adventure, Henry Hamilton in Outer Space gives children a real feel for what it’s like to be aboard the space shuttle.