Join us at The Book Stall on Monday, April 17 at 6:30 PM to meet a real-life astronaut at this family-friendly event!! Colonel Terry Virts will be at the store to discuss his new book, How to Astronaut: An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth. The former NASA astronaut will share a behind-the-scenes look at the training, the basic rules, lessons, and procedures of space travel, including how to deal with a dead body in space, what it's like to film an IMAX movie in orbit, what exactly to do when nature calls, and much more! He will be happy to sign his book, as well as his title for kids, The Astronauts Guide to Leaving the Planet.
This event is free with registration. To register, please visit our website or CLICK HERE.
More About the Book: Ride shotgun on a trip to space with astronaut Terry Virts. A born storyteller with an eye for the perfect you-are-there details, he captures all the highs, lows, humor, and wonder of an experience few will ever know firsthand. Featuring stories covering survival training, space shuttle emergencies, bad bosses, the art of putting on a spacesuit, time travel, and much more!
Publishers Weekly says, "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."
More 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. He is also the author of View from Above. He lives near Houston, you can find out more about him at www.terryvirts.com.
Monday Apr 17, 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Monday, April 17
The Book Stall
811 Elm Street