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Riding Rockets by Astronaut Mike Mullane - Paperback
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Riding Rockets by Astronaut Mike Mullane - Paperback The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut - "Bowels, Brains, Babes, Booze, and the Golden Era of the Space Shuttle"...Mullane's memoir is anything but same ole, same ole - and it's the first book by a Space Shuttle astronaut to write about his experiences for an adult audience. Astronaut Mike Mullane has crafted an unforgettable memoir of many layers: childhood; family life and the temptations of adultery; NASA politics; what everything in space is like (sports, sleeping, the bathroom); the tragic loss of colleagues; and even - and especially - potty humor.

Mullane vividly portrays every aspect of the astronaut experience from telling a female technician which urine-collection condom size is a fit; to walking along a Florida beach in a last, tearful goodbye with a spouse; to a wild, intoxicating, terrifying ride into space; to hearing "Taps" played over a friend's grave. Mullane is brutally honest in his criticism of a NASA leadership whose bungling would precipitate the Challenger disaster. Riding Rockets is a story of life in all its fateful uncertainty, of the impact of a family tragedy on a nine-year-old boy, of the revelatory effect of a machine called Sputnik, and of the life-steering powers of lust, love, and marriage. It is a story of the human experience that will resonate long after the call of "Wheel stop."
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    "Best Astronaut Memoir Ever"
    "Space fans will love this book"
    "INCREDIBLE!!"
    "What a Blast!
    "Untold Tales"

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner (January 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
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Riding Rockets by Astronaut Mike Mullane - Paperback