Spaceman (Adapted for Young Readers): The True Story of a Young Boy's Journey to Becoming an Astronaut

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Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Delacorte Press
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593120866

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About the Author

MIKE MASSIMINO served as a NASA astronaut from 1996 to 2014. A veteran of two space flights to the Hubble Space Telescope, Mike and his crews set team records for spacewalking time, and he became the first person to tweet from space. He has played himself on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, was featured in the IMAX film Hubble 3D, and has appeared frequently in television documentaries and on late-night talk shows and news programs. A graduate of Columbia University and MIT, Mike lives in New York City, where he is a professor at Columbia and an advisor at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Visit him online at MikeMassimino.com and follow @Astro_Mike on Twitter and @astromikemassimino on Instagram.

Reviews

Praise for SPACEMAN (Adapted for Young Readers):

"Mike Massimino is a spaceman through and through. In this edition for young people, he tells us how hard work can take you out of this world. He believes in teamwork, and he never gives up. Prepare to be inspired." --Bill Nye, Science Guy and CEO, The Planetary Society

"A grand, inspiring, sometimes hilarious ride." --Kirkus Reviews

"From his childhood days peering up at the sky to his struggles to find his life's calling, Massimino's story will inspire many kids." --School Library Journal

"An inspirational guide for young people on their own life journeys." --Booklist

Praise for Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

"Every generation of astronauts needs a storyteller -- a person with wit, humor, and passion who has lived our collective dreams of space exploration and returned to tell us all about it. Mike Massimino is that person. He's that astronaut. And this is his story."--Neil deGrasse Tyson

"Mike Massimino writes about space with an astronaut's eye and an engineer's precision. You'll be impressed with his journey and his perspective on where a well-developed space program can take us in the future."--Senator John Glenn

"Massimino's incredible journeys, filled with grit, courage, suspense and thrills, are told with such candor and delight, that for a brief moment I felt I'd finally made it to space too. Read this book and be inspired to reach for the impossible." --Brian Greene, Columbia University, author of The Fabric of the Cosmos

"An engaging and uplifting memoir that's sure to give readers a deeper appreciation for the U.S. space program and inspire some future astronauts." --Publishers Weekly