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How to Astronaut: An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth

| Workman Publishing | 9/15/2020

ISBN-10 : F242633604   ISBN-13 : 9781523509614   List Price : $27.95

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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: Here&;s how to survive that first brush with weightlessness (in the so-called vomit comet); the nearly indescribable thrill of a first blastoff; managing the daily tasks&;eating, bathing, doing chores, going to the bathroom&; that are anything but ordinary when you&;re orbiting the earth at 17,000 miles per hour; how to don your space suit and head out to work on a spacewalk (&;alone in the vacuum&;); how to prepare for emergencies of all kinds, from managing &;space brain&; to dealing with a dead crew member; and what it&;s like to return to Earth, including something as seemingly simple as walking after spending six months in zero-g.

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 firsthand.

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  • ISBN-10: 1523509619
  • ISBN-13: 9781523509614
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 368
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