Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances

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Amistad #ad - In this revelatory and moving memoir, a former nasa astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success. Leland melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space.

. Chasing space is not the story of one man, scientists, women, but the story of many men, and mentors who helped him defy the odds and live out an uncommon destiny. As a chemist, engineer and space traveler, athlete, Leland’s life story is a study in the science of achievement. He served as mission specialist for two flights aboard the shuttle Atlantis, working on the International Space Station.

In this uplifting memoir, determination, the former NASA astronaut and professional athlete offers an examination of the intersecting role of community, and grace that align to shape our opportunities and outcomes. Leland was relegated to earthbound assignments, but chose to remain and support his astronaut family.

Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances #ad - Though his path 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. His personal insights illuminate how grit and grace, are the keys to overcoming adversity and rising to success. Recovering partial hearing, he earned his eligibility for space travel.

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

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Crown Archetype #ad - 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. Massimino’s childhood space dreams were born the day Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon.

Spaceman invites us into a rare, wonderful world where science meets the most thrilling adventure, revealing just what having “the right stuff” really means. 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, and in spaceman he puts you inside the suit, wondering if the emergency repair you’re about to make will inadvertently ruin humankind’s chance to unlock the universe’s secrets? Mike Massimino has been there, 500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, with all the zip and buoyancy of life in microgravity.

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Endurance: My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

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Vintage #ad - He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, american congresswoman gabrielle Giffords, his twin brother's wife, on a previous mission, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, was shot while he still had two months in space.

Kelly's humanity, and as he makes clear his belief that mars will be the next, humor, ultimately challenging, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and determination resonate throughout, compassion, step in spaceflight.

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The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life.

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Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space

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University Press of Florida #ad - It is the first memoir written by a chief of the NASA astronaut corps. He portrays astronauts as ordinary human beings and NASA as an institution with the same ups and downs as other major bureaucracies. Space program. Forever young is one of the last memoirs produced by an early American astronaut. Young's experiences and candor make this book indispensable to everyone interested in the U.

S. His peers called him the "astronaut's astronaut. Enthusiasts of space exploration have long waited for John Young to tell the story of his two Gemini flights, his two Apollo missions, the first-ever Space Shuttle flight, and the first Spacelab mission. He served with NASA for more than four decades. He frankly discusses the risks of space travel, including what went wrong with the Challenger and Columbia shuttles.

Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space #ad - He flew six space missions in three different programs--more than any other human. Forever young delivers all that and more: young's personal journey from engineering graduate to fighter pilot, to astronaut, to high NASA official, to test pilot, to clear-headed predictor of the fate of Planet Earth. Young, with the assistance of internationally distinguished aerospace historian James Hansen, recounts the great episodes of his amazing flying career in fascinating detail and with wry humor.

He walked on the Moon.

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Awesome Physics Experiments for Kids: 40 Fun Science Projects and Why They Work

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Rockridge Press #ad - Show your kids how much fun they can have with physics. Fun comes to physics for kidshow far can you shoot a pom-pom with energy generated from rubber bands? What attracts goo to a balloon? Can you cook s’mores using energy from the sun? Show kids how cool it is to learn physics with 40 fun and engaging experiments.

Created by board-certified science teacher Dr. Simple, step-by-step instructions let kids do their own experimentation and discover just how fun physics really is. Awesome physics experiments for kids includes:40 awesome experIMENTS—Inspire kids to learn about topics like force, buoyancy, and flight with fun and educational activities that kids will want to try again and again.

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Col. Hadfield's success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst-and enjoy every moment of it. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff.

But his vivid and refreshing insights will teach you how to think like an astronaut, completely, and will change, the way you view life on Earth-especially your own. Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks, calm responses mandated by crises, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, and the measured, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement-and happiness.

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything #ad - Colonel chris hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. In an astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Col. The secret to Col. Hadfield. During this time he has broken into a space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft.

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The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed Kindle in Motion

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Little A #ad - A global nomad raised in the shadow of nASA’s Apollo missions, Parazynski never lost sight of his childhood dream to one day don a spacesuit and float outside the airlock. From dramatic, high-risk spacewalks to author scott Parazynski’s death-defying quest to summit Mount Everest—his body ravaged by a career in space—readers will experience the life of an elite athlete, physician, and explorer.

This intimate, compelling account offers a rare portrait of space exploration from the inside. With deep passion, humility, and self-deprecation, resilience, unbridled creativity, Parazynski chases his dream of the ultimate adventure experience, again and again and again. Scott parazynski’s drive, curiosity, inventiveness, and great humor shine through the pages of The Sky Below and will certainly inspire future generations to pursue their dreams with every fiber in their being.

The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed Kindle in Motion #ad - John glenn, nasa astronautan epic memoir from a man whose life is defined by exploration and innovation, The Sky Below re-creates some of the most unforgettable adventures of our time. In an era that transitioned from moon shots to the space shuttle, and Mars research, trains in Russia to become a cosmonaut, tests jet packs, Parazynski flies with John Glenn, space station, and flies five missions to outer space including seven spacewalks in his seventeen-year NASA career.

An unparalleled, visceral opportunity to understand what it’s like to train for—and deploy to—a home in zero gravity, The Sky Below also portrays an astronaut’s engagement with the challenges of his life on Earth, including raising a beautiful autistic daughter and finding true love.

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Deke! U.S. Manned Space: From Mercury To the Shuttle

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Forge Books #ad - Deke slayton was one of the first seven Mercury astronauts--and he might have been the first American in space. It was deke slayton who selected the crews who flew the Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab missions. Instead, he became the first chief of American Astronaut Corps. Manned space program worked is the missing piece of every space buff's puzzle.

Deke! U.S. Manned Space: From Mercury To the Shuttle #ad - It was deke slayton who made Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon. Deke! is deke slayton's' story--told in his own words and in the voices of the men and women who worked with him and knew him best. Deke slayton's knowledge of how the. S. Now, after decades of silence, he tells his priceless stories of those years when American was engaged in the greatest voyage of exploration in human history.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.

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Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon

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Crown Archetype #ad - Understand. Forty years ago, minutes after neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind’s greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. In the years since, millions more have had their Earth-centric perspective unalterably changed by the iconic photograph of Aldrin standing on the surface of the moon, the blackness of space behind him and his fellow explorer and the Eagle reflected in his visor.

Redemption came when he finally embraced sobriety, gained the love of a woman, who would become the great joy of his life, Lois, and dedicated himself to being a tireless advocate for the future of space exploration–not only as a scientific endeavor but also as a thriving commercial enterprise. These days buzz aldrin is enjoying life with an enthusiasm that reminds us how far it is possible for a person to travel, literally and figuratively.

Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon #ad - Describing the alien world he was walking upon, he uttered the words “magnificent desolation. And as the astronauts later sat in the eagle, it was aldrin who responded to Mission Control’s clearance to take off with the quip, knowing that they were doomed unless every system and part on board worked flawlessly, waiting to begin their journey back home, “Roger.

From the glory of being part of the mission that fulfilled president Kennedy’s challenge to reach the moon before the decade was out, Aldrin returned home to an Air Force career stripped of purpose or direction, other than as a public relations tool that NASA put to relentless use in a seemingly nonstop world tour.

We’re number one on the runway. The flight of apollo 11 made aldrin one of the most famous persons on our planet, yet few people know the rest of this true American hero’s story.

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Keeping The Bees: Why All Bees Are at Risk and What We Can Do to Save Them

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HarperCollins Publishers #ad - Packer often finds himself in exotic and even dangerous locales, sunstroke, risking snake bites, and even the ire of other scientists. And since bees are responsible for up to one-third of our food supply, the consequences are frightening. And because of the integral role these insects play in the ecology of our planet, we may be at risk as well.

. While the media focuses on colony-collapse disorder and the threats to honey bees specifically, the real danger is much greater: all bees are at risk. But that's not all -- food would be in much shorter supply, and available in much less variety. Everywhere he travels, he discovers the same unsettling trend: bees are disappearing.

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Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon

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Smithsonian Books #ad - Readers will learn them here for the first time, along with the exhilarating account of what it is like to journey to the moon and back. The apollo 15 flight capped an already-impressive career as an astronaut, including important work on the pioneering Apollo 9 and Apollo 12 missions, as well as the perilous flight of Apollo 13.

As command module pilot for the apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971, Al Worden flew on what is widely regarded as the greatest exploration mission that humans have ever attempted. During the return from the moon to earth he also conducted the first spacewalk in deep space, becoming the first human ever to see both the entire earth and moon simply by turning his head.

Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon #ad - . It's an unprecedentedly candid account of what it was like to be an Apollo astronaut, with all its glory but also its pitfalls. From the Hardcover edition. He refused to leave. He spent six days orbiting the moon, including three days completely alone, the most isolated human in existence. What happened in those nine months, from being honored with parades and meetings with world leaders to being unceremoniously fired, has been a source of much speculation for four decades.

Nine months after his return from the moon, Worden received a phone call telling him he was fired and ordering him out of his office by the end of the week. Worden has never before told the full story around the dramatic events that shook NASA and ended his spaceflight career.

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