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Spaceman : an astronaut's unlikely journey to unlock the secrets of the universe / Mike Massimino.

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"A memoir by an unlikely astronaut who helped save the Hubble telescope describes his early attempts to gain admission into NASA, his first spacewalks, the loss of his fellow astronauts in the Columbia disaster, his decision not to return to space and his ongoing support of future space-travel ventures."--NoveList.
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  • ISBN: 9781101903544
  • ISBN: 1101903546
  • ISBN: 9780451497277
  • ISBN: 0451497279
  • Physical Description: xiv, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, [2016]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: A science fiction monster -- Part one: I want to grow up to be Spider-Man. A perfect good ; Most all-around ; Who you gonna get? -- Part two: Maybe you're not cut out for this. The smart-kid Olympics ; Force feedback ; Human factors ; Disqualified ; Yes or no -- Part three: The real right stuff. There's Mach 1 ; If you have a problem ; Spacewalker ; Shackleton mode -- Part four: The door to space. Seeing beyond the stars ; Ready to go ; Weightless ; Earth is a planet ; Maybe this is heaven -- Part five: Russian roulette. The story of space ; February 1, 2003 ; Why we go -- Part six: Worth the risk. From the ashes ; One last job ; Line 28 ; Grounded.
Summary, etc.:
"A memoir by an unlikely astronaut who helped save the Hubble telescope describes his early attempts to gain admission into NASA, his first spacewalks, the loss of his fellow astronauts in the Columbia disaster, his decision not to return to space and his ongoing support of future space-travel ventures."--NoveList.
Subject: Massimino, Mike, 1962-
Astronauts > United States > Biography.
Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft) > Maintenance and repair > History.
Space flights > History.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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