"Starclimber" by Kenneth Oppel
Pilot-in-training Matt Cruse and Kate de Vries, expert on high-altitude life-forms, are invited aboard the Starclimber, a vessel that literally climbs its way into the cosmos. Before they even set foot aboard the ship, catastrophe strikes:
Kate announces she is engaged--and not to Matt.
Despite this bombshell, Matt and Kate embark on their journey into space, but soon the ship is surrounded by strange and unsettling life-forms, and the crew is forced to combat devastating mechanical failure. For Matt, Kate, and the entire crew of the Starclimber, what began as an exciting race to the stars has now turned into a battle to save their lives.
Award-winning and bestselling author Kenneth Oppel brings us back to a rich world of flight and fantasy in this breathtaking new sequel to Airborn and Skybreaker.
This is the last book of the series, but I'm sure there will be more, well not sure, but there should be!! This book follows Matt and Kate into space. It's not the kind of space we are used too. Their space ship is on a line that is anchored into the ground and shoots straight into space. The ship glides along this strip 20,000 miles into space. They do some space walking and find some exciting and interesting space creatures. Wonderful series of books my Kenneth Oppel. I really liked them all very much!!