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

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

LELAND MELVIN

 
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In this moving, inspirational memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success.

Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path from the gridiron to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the stars.

While training with NASA, Melvin suffered a severe injury that left him deaf. Leland was relegated to earthbound assignments, but chose to remain and support his astronaut family. His loyalty paid off. Recovering partial hearing, he earned his eligibility for space travel. He served as mission specialist for two flights aboard the shuttle Atlantis, working on the International Space Station.

In this inspirational memoir, the former NASA astronaut and professional athlete offers an examination of the intersecting role of community, perseverance, and grace that align to shape our opportunities and outcomes. 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. His personal insights illuminate how grit and grace, are the keys to overcoming adversity and rising to success.

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Prix : 31,99 $
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Auteur :  LELAND MELVIN
Titre : Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances
Date de parution : mai 2017
Éditeur : AMISTAD
Sujet : HOMMES/FEMMES DE SCIENCE
ISBN : 9780062496720 (0062496727)
Référence Renaud-Bray : 12102826
No de produit : 2210009

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