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How to Astronaut by Terry W. Virts

How to Astronaut by Terry W. Virts


Hardcover edition is published by Workman 2020. An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth has b/w photos, rocket illustrations and index among 309 clean pages. behind-the-scenes look at the training, the basic rules, lessons, and procedures of space travel. A series of essays by the Colonel.

  • Reviews

    "There's something intriguing to be learned on practically every page... [How to Astronaut] captures the details of an extraordinary job and turns even the mundane aspects of space travel into something fascinating."––Publishers Weekly 

  • Overview

    A wildly entertaining account of the rules, lessons, procedures, and experiences of space travel, How to Astronaut is a book that will appeal to anyone— male or female, young or old—with even a passing interest in space. Written by Col. Terry Virts, a former astronaut, space shuttle pilot, and International Space Station commander who spent 200 consecutive days in space, it answers all of our curious questions and much more.

    A born storyteller, Virts reveals the often-untold side of space travel in 51 short chapters filled with a mix of you-are-there detail, a dose of science made simple, and the inherent drama of describing something few will ever know first-hand.

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