Mike Massimino is probably the nicest astronaut I’ve ever met, so down to earth (pardon the pun). He’s signed quite few books for us, but we also have a few unsigned copies like this one.
Mike Massimino always wanted to be a spaceman. Even being rejected by NASA twice could not stop him achieving his dream. This is his inspirational story.
Combining high science with thrilling adventure, Mike reveals how even when he was told his eyesight was too poor to be an astronaut, he wouldn’t give up on his goal – he simply trained his eyes to be better and was accepted by NASA at the third time of asking.
This was the beginning of an 18-year career (1996-2014) that found him servicing the Hubble telescope, walking in space and even being the first man to tweet from space. Mike talks movingly about the Columbia tragedy and how it felt to step into a space shuttle following this horrific experience.
Vivid and awe-inspiring, he also provides a fascinating insight into the hard work, camaraderie and sheet guts it takes to step into space and live as an astronaut.