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Chasing space

Leland Melvin

Chasing space

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Published by HarperCollins Publishers in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Juvenile literature,
  • African Americans,
  • African American astronauts,
  • African American football players,
  • Astronauts

  • About the Edition

    When the former Detroit Lion s football career was cut short by an injury, Leland didn t waste time mourning his broken dream. Instead, he found a new one something that was completely out of this world. He joined NASA, braved an injury that nearly left him permanently deaf, and still managed to muster the courage and resolve to travel to space on the shuttle Atlantis to help build the International Space Station. Leland s problem-solving methods and can-do attitude turned his impossible-seeming dream into reality.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Leland Melvin
    The Physical Object
    Pagination226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates p.
    Number of Pages226
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26927039M
    ISBN 100062665928
    ISBN 109780062665928


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Obviously highly intelligent, he excels is science, and math, and has /5(53). Chasing Space is not the story of one man, but the story of many men, women, scientists, and mentors who helped him defy the odds and live out an uncommon destiny. As a chemist, athlete, engineer and space traveler, Leland’s life story is a study in the science of achievement.

Chasing Space was a highly anticipated read for me. Leland Melvin (you may know him as the NASA astronaut with the best official portrait!) is a former NFL football player and retired astronaut. His memoir is smart and uplifting, and I would call this a must-read for football fans and space lovers alike/5.

"Chasing Space," was a quick read, and it was a good example of an inspiring story told in a (slightly!) unexciting way. Leland Melvin's life story is undoubtedly a good one, but the book sometimes wandered off on tangents or focused a bit too much on lists of names, places, & events/5.

Former football player, astronaut, and engineer, Leland Melvin recounts his career and achieving his dream of being in space. He tackled stupendous obstacles with dogged determination, showing you what is indeed possible in life if you believe.

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Chasing Space is not the story of one man, but the story of many men, women, scientists, and mentors who helped him defy the odds and live out an uncommon destiny. As a chemist, athlete, engineer and space traveler, Leland’s life story is a study in the science of achievement.5/5.

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I marveled that on Earth we have all these distances and separations and geographic boundaries, but they vanish quickly in the weightless interior of the space station. I’d” ― Leland Melvin, Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second ChancesAuthor: Leland Melvin.

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