Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
By Mike Massimino
Astronauts do extraordinary things — but this funny, endearing memoir reveals that at least one of them is an ordinary guy at heart. Consider Massimino’s
first impressions of the space shuttle: “It wasn’t some tin can being launched into orbit. It was a real, honest-to-God spaceship.” NASA rejected him
twice, but Massimino persevered and was eventually accepted. During his 18 years with the program, he made it into space and played a key role in repairing
the Hubble telescope. Through it all, he never lost his down-to-earth attitude, reflected on every page of this delightful read.