Spaceman : an astronaut's unlikely journey to unlock the secrets of the universe
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New York : Crown Archetype, [2016].
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Book
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First edition.
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xiv, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781101903544, 1101903546, 9780451497277, 0451497279
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920

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that's about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Mike Massimino has been there, and in Spaceman he puts you inside the suit, with all the zip and buoyancy of life in microgravity. Massimino's childhood space dreams were born the day Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Growing up in a working-class Long Island family, he catapulted himself to Columbia and then MIT, only to flunk his first doctoral exam and be rejected three times by NASA before making it through the final round of astronaut selection. Taking us through the surreal wonder and beauty of his first spacewalk, the tragedy of losing friends in the Columbia shuttle accident, and the development of his enduring love for the Hubble Telescope--which he and his fellow astronauts were tasked with saving on his final mission--Massimino has written an ode to never giving up and the power of teamwork to make anything possible, revealing just what having "the right stuff" really means.--Adapted from dust jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Massimino, M. (2016). Spaceman: an astronaut's unlikely journey to unlock the secrets of the universe (First edition.). Crown Archetype.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Massimino, Mike, 1962-. 2016. Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe. New York: Crown Archetype.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Massimino, Mike, 1962-. Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe New York: Crown Archetype, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Massimino, Mike. Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe First edition., Crown Archetype, 2016.

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