Did you know that the word astronaut means star sailor? In this book, young Astrid yearns to sail the stars. Astrid and her father talk about all of the skills she must have to become an astronaut one day, such as eating from a tube and adjusting to zero gravity. Through bold, colorful illustrations and easy to read text, readers travel with Astrid and her father as they head to the space center to greet her mother, who is an astronaut just returning from space! Information pages at the back of the book provide short bios of notable female astronauts and additional facts about space travel that will inspire readers to continue to reach for the stars.