The Astronaut's Guide to Leaving the Planet

Everything You Need to Know, from Training to Re-entry
by Terry Virts

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In this exciting book, a former NASA astronaut inspires the next generation of space travelers with answers to all kids' questions on how people become astronauts, how they prepare for space travel, and what it's like to live and work in space.

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Published By Workman Publishing Company

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 176

Publication Date 04/11/2023

ISBN 9781523514564

Dimensions 6.05 inches x 7.95 inches

"With an eye to younger audiences with stars in their eyes, he describes space programs of the past and near future in clear, simple language and embeds pep talks about the importance of getting a good education and ignoring nay-sayers…. Finally, an astro-memoir for kids that really gets down to the nitty-gritty."
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A fun, fact-filled reflection of space-bound adventure."
— Booklist, starred review

"Paints a vibrant picture of life aboard the International Space Station…. Young space enthusiasts will enjoy this guide. Aspiring astronauts will treasure it."
— TIME for Kids

Author Terry Virts "engages readers with more than a smattering of history, science, and pure delight."
— Upstate Parent

"The Astronaut’s Guide to Leaving the Planet is exactly the sort of book kids who love space will fall in love with…. an informative read that should appeal to space fanatics young and old."
— Cracking the Cover