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The Resource Spaceman : an astronaut's unlikely journey to unlock the secrets of the universe, Mike Massimino

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

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Spaceman : an astronaut's unlikely journey to unlock the secrets of the universe
Title
Spaceman
Title remainder
an astronaut's unlikely journey to unlock the secrets of the universe
Statement of responsibility
Mike Massimino
Title variation
Spaceman
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an astronauts unlikely journey to unlock the secrets of the universe
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10515885
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Massimino, Mike
Dewey number
  • 629.450092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
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920
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Massimino, Mike
  • Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft)
  • Astronauts
  • Space flights
Target audience
adult
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an astronaut's unlikely journey to unlock the secrets of the universe
Label
Spaceman : an astronaut's unlikely journey to unlock the secrets of the universe, Mike Massimino
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Contents
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
Control code
ocn946076222
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101903544
Lccn
2016011667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
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(OCoLC)946076222
Label
Spaceman : an astronaut's unlikely journey to unlock the secrets of the universe, Mike Massimino
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn946076222
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101903544
Lccn
2016011667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)946076222

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