My daughter was asking me what an astronaut’s job is, and luckily I had this Astronaut Handbook stashed away with my other favorites from my teaching years.
This book is a fantastic first glance at what it takes to become an astronaut, and specifics about what going into space entails; from grueling studies of various sciences, to indoor pool swim training, to flight simulations on the “vomit comet.” All presented via accessible text and charismatic illustrations. 3, 2, 1... Blast off!!