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Discover what it takes to become an astronaut, surviving 200 days in space!
Children and space fans of all ages will be fascinated by the stories of former International Space Station Commander, Colonel Terry Virts. With more than 300,000 still images collected over the course of his many space travels, Colonel Virts also shares a sneak peek into his new documentary ONE MORE ORBIT. Be inspired to follow your dreams – no matter how far away they seem!
Former commander of the International Space Station and U.S. Air Force test pilot, Col. Terry Virts, recently directed h…is first documentary, ONE MORE ORBIT; the story of his record-breaking circumnavigation of the globe via the North and South poles in tribute to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Virts also recently released his new book ‘How to Astronaut: An Insider’s Guide to Leaving Planet Earth’. Known for taking 300,000 photographs of our planet while in space, Virts is one of the key visual contributors to the IMAX film A BEAUTIFUL PLANET, in which he also stars. His National Geographic book ‘View From Above’ combines his best photography with personal stories about spaceflight, and his perspectives on life on earth and our place in the cosmos. A NASA veteran of two spaceflights, including seven months commanding the International Space Station in 2014-2015, Virts also piloted the last Space Shuttle Endeavour mission in 2010.
Jackie has a diverse and long-standing background in education. Her passion for STEM and STEAM is embedded into the broa…der goals of her company – One Giant Leap Australia; working with industry, academia, governments, and the community to increase pathways and access to employment. Jackie links industry and education through innovation. Her vision is to create an organisation that drives the transformation of Australian Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics education, preparing young Australians for the opportunities of the future.