The ordinary spaceman : from boyhood dreams to astronaut
(Book)

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Published
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
ISBN
9780803262829 (cloth : alkaline paper), 0803262825 (cloth : alkaline paper)
Physical Desc
348 pages ; 23 cm
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LocationCall NumberStatus
Concord - AdultBIOG Anderson, C.On Shelf
Newton - 3rd FloorBIO ANDERSON, C. .AN 2015On Shelf

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Published
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780803262829 (cloth : alkaline paper), 0803262825 (cloth : alkaline paper)

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"What's it like to travel at more than 850 MPH, riding in a supersonic T-38 twin turbojet engine airplane? What happens when the space station toilet breaks? How do astronauts 'take out the trash' on a spacewalk, tightly encapsulated in a space suit with just a few layers of fabric and Kevlar between them and the unforgiving vacuum of outer space? The Ordinary Spaceman puts you in the flight suit of U.S. astronaut Clayton C. Anderson and takes you on the journey of this small-town boy from Nebraska who spent 167 days living and working on the International Space Station, including more than forty hours of space walks. Having applied to NASA fifteen times over fifteen years to become an astronaut before his ultimate selection, Anderson offers a unique perspective on his life as a veteran space flier, one characterized by humility and perseverance. From the application process to launch aboard the space shuttle Atlantis, from serving as a family escort for the ill-fated Columbia crew in 2003 to his own daily struggles--family separation, competitive battles to win coveted flight assignments, the stress of a highly visible job, and the ever-present risk of having to make the ultimate sacrifice--Anderson shares the full range of his experiences. With a mix of levity and gravitas, Anderson gives an authentic view of the highs and the lows, the triumphs and the tragedies of life as a NASA astronaut"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Anderson, C. C. (2015). The ordinary spaceman: from boyhood dreams to astronaut . University of Nebraska Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Anderson, Clayton C., 1959-. 2015. The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut. University of Nebraska Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Anderson, Clayton C., 1959-. The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Anderson, Clayton C. The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

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