Chasing space : an astronaut's story of grit, grace, and second chances
(CD audio book)

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Butler, Ron, narrator.
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[Ashland, Oregon] : HarperCollins, [2017]., [Place of publication not identified] :
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CD audio book
Edition
Unabridged.
Physical Desc
6 audio discs (7 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
ISBN
9781538416167, 1538416166

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Compact discs.
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Read by Ron Butler.
Description
Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path from the gridiron to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the stars.While training with NASA, Melvin suffered a severe injury that left him deaf. Leland was relegated to earthbound assignments, but chose to remain and support his astronaut family. His loyalty paid off. Recovering partial hearing, he earned his eligibility for space travel. He served as mission specialist for two flights aboard the shuttle Atlantis, working on the International Space Station. In this inspirational memoir, the former NASA astronaut and professional athlete offers an examination of the intersecting role of community, perseverance, and grace that align to shape our opportunities and outcomes. Chasing Space is not the story of one man, but the story of many men, women, scientists, and mentors who helped him defy the odds and live out an uncommon destiny. As a chemist, athlete, engineer, and space traveler, Leland's life story is a study in the science of achievement. His personal insights illuminate how grit and grace are the keys to overcoming adversity and rising to success.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Melvin, L., & Butler, R. (2017). Chasing space: an astronaut's story of grit, grace, and second chances (Unabridged.). HarperCollins.

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

Melvin, Leland and Ron, Butler. 2017. Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances. [Ashland, Oregon]: HarperCollins.

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

Melvin, Leland and Ron, Butler. Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances [Ashland, Oregon]: HarperCollins, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Melvin, Leland,, and Ron Butler. Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances Unabridged., HarperCollins, 2017.

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