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Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe Paperback – 16 November 2016
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- ASIN : 1471149536
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster; Export/Airside edition (16 November 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781471149535
- ISBN-13 : 978-1471149535
- Item Weight : 406 g
- Dimensions : 15.3 x 2.2 x 23.5 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #149,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazing book. I'd highly recommend this book. Worth a read.
Amazon delivered this in just one day. As usual. Thanks.
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Now this means that nearly half the book is devoted to his 2 Shuttle missions to service the Hubble Space Telescope, from the initial astronaut selections right through to the de-orbit burns and most of the rest is about him gaining his BSc, 2 MScs (no mistake; check Wikipedia), DMEng and PhD, with his cameos on The Big Bang Theory being almost a footnote.
One part that interested me was about how he dealt with the task of becoming a team leader and how he felt it hard to deal with in the beginning. I have had similar issues with taking on leadership roles so I could relate to the problems he had. The advice he gave about bringing some humour into your leadership is definitely something I will bear in mind going forward.
Thanks Mike for the tip!!
So even if you have no interest in space travel it is still definitely worth a read.