[ Reading ] ➷ Spaceman Author Mike Massimino – Dileydi.be


10 thoughts on “Spaceman

  1. says:

    Inspiring and relatable It made me want to work at NASA I would ve had to do some serious thinking about my future career path if I d read this book in high school Mike Massimino served as a NASA astronaut from 1996 to 2014 During his career he was on the crew of two spaceflights, the final two Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions Spaceman An Astronaut s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe is the story of Massimino s life as an astronaut, from the boy with a dream i Inspiring and relatable It made me want to work at NASA I would ve had to do some serious thinking about my future career path if I d read this book in high school Mike Massimino served as a NASA astronaut from 1996 to 2014 During his career he was on the crew of two spaceflights, the final two Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions Spaceman An Astronaut s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe is the story of Massimino s life as an astronaut, from the boy with a dream in Long Island to beco...


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    I ve about had it with likable optimists I mean, they just keep looking on the bright side, sloshing that half full glass, and touting marginal increases in strength from things that didn t kill them And all the while they just keep being likeable What s a devout pessimist like me to do For me, the answer was to preview astronaut Mike Massimino s soon to be released book Spaceman An Astronaut s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe Talk about likeable optimist As astrona I ve about had it with likable optimists I mean, they just keep looking on the bright side, sloshing that half full glass, and touting marginal increases in strength from things that didn t kill them And all the while they just keep being likeable What s a devout pessimist like me to do For me, the answer was to preview astronaut Mike Massimino s soon to be released book Spaceman An Astronaut s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe Talk about likeable optimist As astronauts go, Mass is an all star He flew on two shuttle missions to repair the Hubble Space Telescope He also excels at popularizing science and engineering, in part through appearing as himself on the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory Despite my affinity for pessimism, Massimino s Spaceman won me over He tends to do that to people.I ...


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    I blame or credit my mother entirely with my interest in space and astronauts I m not the exploring type myself, but I love reading about those who have, and their unique experiences Mike Massimino puts himself across as a fairly ordinary guy, from a fairly uninspiring background, who made good in the end despite not being the smartest, best prepared, most qualified, etc Obviously, given the source, one has to keep a grain or two of salt in the mix to counter both self deprecation and poten I blame or credit my mother entirely with my interest in space and astronauts I m not the exploring type myself, but I love reading about those who have, and their unique experiences Mike Massimino puts himself across as a fairly ordinary guy, from a fairly uninspiring background, who made good in the end despite not being the smartest, best prepared, most qualified, etc Obviously, given the source, one has to keep a grain or two of salt in the mix to counter both self deprecation and potential self aggrandization, but mostly Massimino struck me as a straightforward sort of guy.I actually found some parts of the story extremely touching The thing that gets me about NASA and like ventures is the sense of family the way the astronauts are there for each other and one another s families That s definitely in evidence here, not just in Massimino s accounts of his training a...


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    I won an uncorrected proof version of this book through a Goodreads Giveway Thank you to the publishing company for their generosity This is an autobiography of Mike Massimino, who served as an astronaut on the 2002 Columbia mission and on the 2009 Atlantis mission, both to repair the Hubble telescope However, his life is defined by muchthan these spacewalks Massimino takes the reader on his journey of becoming an astronaut, and discusses his experiences humbly and in remarkable detai I won an uncorrected proof version of this book through a Goodreads Giveway Thank you to the publishing company for their generosity This is an autobiography of Mike Massimino, who served as an astronaut on the 2002 Columbia mission and on the 2009 Atlantis mission, both to repair the Hubble telescope However, hi...


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    If you ve ever wondered what the difficult journey from dreaming about becoming an astronaut, to actually becoming an astronaut, is really like then this is the book for you If you re looking for an astronaut biography that is only about the astronaut s time in space, then this is not the book for you The author takes us along on his trip through his childhood, young adulthood, and adulthood as he struggles with his desire to become an astronaut, and what lengths he must go to in order to real If you ve ever wondered what the difficult journey from dreaming about becoming an astronaut, to actually becoming an astronaut, is really like then this is the book for you If you re looking for an astronaut biography that is only about the astronaut s time in space, then this is not the book for you The author takes us along on his trip through his childhood, young adulthood, and adu...


  6. says:

    I love this book I love the author Absolutely the right stuff This man s curiosity and determination is out of this world This gives me the much needed motivation and inspiration Thank you Massimino for being such an amazing human being.


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    As a child Massimino was fascinated and preoccupied with space exploration He gathered information about his heroes, Buzz Aldrin, John Glenn and Neil Armstrong He wanted to grow up and be an astronaut Massimino graduated from Columbia and MIT with an engineering degree and then he went to work for NASA.Massimino tells in detail about his life as an astronaut and the various missions he was on I was most interested in the work he did to correct the problem with the Hubble Telescope He goes i As a child Massimino was fascinated and preoccupied with space exploration He gathered information about his heroes, Buzz Aldrin, John Glenn and Neil...


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    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book As a huge space geek and an unabashed Hubble lover, reading about Massimino s two missions to rescue and repair that fabulous telescope were thrilling His descriptions of the profound effect of seeing the earth from space was very moving I expected that What I didn t expect, and completely loved, was his emphasis on the importance of relationships He gives us an inside look at NASA, and the best part of that is how everyone is a team, how supportive th I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book As a huge space geek and an unabashed Hubble lover, reading about Massimino s two missi...


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    If the title looks interesting to you, go for it I enjoyed every minute of it Mike s story was an inspiration They only reason that I don t give it 5 starts is that I question how completely honest Mike is really being He is the perfect husband, perfect son, perfect father, team player, hummm.Keep in mind, however, that I m knocking off the star for you, just so you know what you are getting If Mike has some horrible skeleto...


  10. says:

    Until I read this book I only knew Mr Massimino from his appearances on the The Big Bang Theory It was great to learnabout him What a life he has led He takes us from his childhood where he first dreamed of being an astronaut to finally becoming one and going to out into space We see him from the highest highs to the lowest lows as he tells his sto...


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Spaceman 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 Or To Look Back On The Earth From Outer Space And See The Surprisingly Precise Line Between Day And Night Or To Stand In Front Of The Hubble Telescope, 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, 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, But His Journey To Realizing Those Dreams Was As Unlikely As It Is Captivating Growing Up In A Working Class Long Island Family, Massimino Catapulted Himself To Columbia And Then MIT, Only To Flunk His Qualifying Exams And Be Rejected Twice By NASA Before Making It To The Final Round Of Astronaut Selection Where He Was Told His Poor Eyesight Meant He D Never Make The Cut But Even That Couldn T Stop Him From Finally Earning His Wings, Making The Jump To Training In T 38 Air Force Jets And Preparing His Body And Soul For The Journey To The Cosmos.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 D Be 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 Spaceman Invites Us Into A Rare, Wonderful World Where The Nerdiest Science Meets The Most Thrilling Adventure, And Pulls Back A Curtain On Just What Having The Right Stuff Really Means.

  • ebook
  • 320 pages
  • Spaceman
  • Mike Massimino
  • English
  • 02 May 2019
  • 1101903554

About the Author: Mike Massimino

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