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

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

by Leland Melvin

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ISBN-13: 9780062496775
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 320,371
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

A former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, Leland Melvin is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He served on the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist and was named the NASA Associate Administrator for Education in October 2010. He also served as the cochair on the White House’s Federal Coordination in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Task Force, developing the nation’s five-year STEM education plan. He is the host of the Lifetime show Child Genius and a judge for ABC’s BattleBots. He holds four honorary doctorates and has received the NFL Player Association Award of Excellence. He lives in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Table of Contents

1 I Really Can't Hear 1

2 Vision, Grit, and Lynchburg 17

3 Second Chances 37

4 A Short Life in the NFL 57

5 Nasa Langley 75

6 The World's Most Exclusive Club 95

7 Recovery and Tragedy 123

8 Training for Space 141

9 The Final Frontier 161

10 Educator 187

11 The Next Mission 219

Acknowledgments 235

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Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anticipated this book from the minute I found out about the author. Well worth the wait.
Anonymous 4 months ago
It was worth reading, especially since I'll never be an astronaut.