Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino is an autobiography of Mr. Massimino. Mr. Massimino was an astronaut, worked on the Hubble Telescope, robotics and NASA’s PR team.
- 336 pages
- Publisher: Crown Archetype
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1101903546
My rating Spaceman — 5
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I have always been a big supporter of the space program since I was a little boy, and still am so when I saw Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino I jumped right into it. I was not disappointed, this is an excellent, easy to read book telling the reader what it takes to become and be an astronaut. Mr. Massimino tells of his journey to become an astronaut, his failures, what he learned and his success.
The book is written with a sense of humor, honesty and, rightfully so, pride. Mr. Massimino’s extraordinary career started the same as many other space junkies – watching movies in our childhood, but unlike us, he went for it and made his dream, our dream, into a reality.
The author’s descriptions of what it’s like to be in space, and how one feels, were, for me, worth the price of admission. I read many books, biographies and autobiographies about astronauts and the space program, but this is the first time I understood (I think) what it’s like to be in space.
Zohar — Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I got this book for free.
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