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The Resource 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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Chasing space : an astronaut's story of grit, grace, and second chances
Title
Chasing space
Title remainder
an astronaut's story of grit, grace, and second chances
Statement of responsibility
Leland Melvin
Title variation
Chasing space
Title variation remainder
an astronauts story of grit, grace, and second chances
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Leland Melvin is the only person in 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, Leland suffered a severe injury that left him deaf. He was relegated to earthbound assignments but chose to remain and support his astronaut family. His loyalty paid off: after he recovered partial hearing, he earned his eligibility for space travel. He served as a mission specialist for two flights aboard the shuttle Atlantis, working on the International Space Station. In this memoir, the former NASA astronaut and professional athlete offers an examination of the intersecting roles 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 and women, scientists and mentors, who helped him defy the odds and live out an uncommon destiny. The life story of Leland -- chemist, athlete, engineer, and space traveler -- is a study in the science of achievement
Summary
An uplifting memoir by the former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver traces his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that create opportunities for success
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
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10561812
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
  • 629.450092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL789.85.M46
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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an astronaut's story of grit, grace, and second chances
Label
Chasing space : an astronaut's story of grit, grace, and second chances, Leland Melvin
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I really can't hear -- Vision, grit, and Lynchburg -- Second chances -- A short life in the NFL -- Nasa Langley -- The world's most exclusive club -- Recovery and tragedy -- Training for space -- The final frontier -- Educator -- The next mission
Control code
5862044
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 241 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062496720
Lccn
2017446854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn957636022
  • (OCoLC)957636022
Label
Chasing space : an astronaut's story of grit, grace, and second chances, Leland Melvin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I really can't hear -- Vision, grit, and Lynchburg -- Second chances -- A short life in the NFL -- Nasa Langley -- The world's most exclusive club -- Recovery and tragedy -- Training for space -- The final frontier -- Educator -- The next mission
Control code
5862044
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 241 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062496720
Lccn
2017446854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn957636022
  • (OCoLC)957636022

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