The Astronaut's Guide to Leaving the Planet

The Astronaut's Guide to Leaving the Planet
Co-Authors / Illustrators
Age Range
Release Date
April 11, 2023
Buy This Book
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!

Editor review

1 review
entertaining and educational book for aspiring astronauts!
Overall rating
Writing Style
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
Learning Value
THE ASTRONAUT'S GUIDE TO LEAVING THE PLANET is a delightful middle grade non-fiction that seeks to answer all a young person's questions about what it is like to be an astronaut. The book is written by Terry Virts, a former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander. The book begins with the history of traveling to space and then goes into information about how astronauts train to go to space and what they can see from space, as well as what life is like while in outer space. Readers will learn a lot about what it is like to be an astronaut through this fun, illustrated guide.

What I loved: This is such an approachable and entertaining non-fiction read. The book is written with a highly conversational tone, as if the author were speaking directly to the reader and telling them all sorts of cool facts and stories. It manages to answer a lot of questions readers may have had about why they do certain types of trainings, what things look like from space, and even things like how toilets work in space. Readers will be fascinated by all this information, which is complimented by key illustrations and photographs throughout. This style will work well for a variety of chapter book readers and makes every page something interesting. For anyone who is curious about space travel, this book is a great place to learn more.

Final verdict: THE ASTRONAUT'S GUIDE TO LEAVING THE PLANET is an entertaining and educational book for space lovers everywhere. Highly recommend for middle grade readers who want to learn all the ins and outs of being an astronaut - straight from the experts.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.
Already have an account? or Create an account

Latest Additions