Join Midtown Reader and the Challenger Learning Center for a conversation with Colonel Terry Virts, author of HOW TO ASTRONAUT: An Insider's Guide To Leaving Planet Earth.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Terry Virts, one of only four astronauts in history to have piloted a Space Shuttle, flown a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, performed space walks, and commanded the ISS, has penned a book for everyone who wants to know what space travel is really like. HOW TO ASTRONAUT answers every question you’ve thought of, the ones you were afraid to ask, and many that may never have occurred to you. This off-beat and often hilarious collection of readable essays covers everything from fighter jets to unwieldly space suits, space station cuisine to an uncensored look at answering the call of nature in zero-G.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Colonel Terry Virts earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the United States Air Force Academy in 1989, and a master of aeronautical science degree in aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Selected by NASA in 2000, he was the pilot of STS-130 mission aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. In March 2015, Virts assumed command of the International Space Station, and spent over 200 days on it. Virts is one of the stars (and photographers) of the IMAX film, A Beautiful Planet, released in April 2016. He is also the author of View from Above (National Geographic, 2017). He lives near Houston.