Former NASA Astronaut Terry Virts visits McDougle Middle School

Wednesday, April 19, 2023: Terry Virts is coming to McDougle Middle - 6th grade!

Important Info for Ordering:

  • Be sure to list your STUDENT'S NAME and TEACHER'S NAME in the order comments section during checkout.
  • The book will be signed by Col. Virts.
  • We will automatically apply a 10% discount to all books ordered for this event! We will manually apply the discount before we process it.
  • Under shipping options, choose "pick up at store" then pay online, and we'll deliver the books to MMS; there are no shipping charges!
  • All orders must be received by noon Tuesday, April 18.

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.

A kid's guide to leaving the planet from someone who's done it! Former astronaut Terry Virts guides readers through the practical elements of becoming an astronaut, along with the wonders (and challenges!) of space travel. With insider information on training, piloting a ship, and working in space, readers and aspiring astronauts will be inspired to start their own journey to the stars. This practical guide is full of valuable wisdom and insight that will guide the astronaut candidates of tomorrow!

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 the author of The Astronaut's Guide to Leaving the Planet, How to Astronaut, and A View From Above.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
McDougle Middle School
The Astronaut's Guide to Leaving the Planet: Everything You Need to Know, from Training to Re-entry By Terry Virts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523514564
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 11th, 2023