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Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances

In this revelatory and moving memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success.

Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the stars.


Chasing Space

ISBN 10 : 9780062496775
ISBN 13 : 0062496778

In this revelatory and moving memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of ..

Chasing Space Young Readers Edition

ISBN 10 : 0062665928
ISBN 13 : 9780062665928

Meet Leland Melvin—football star, NASA astronaut, and professional dream-chaser. In this inspiring memoir, adapted from the simultaneous version for adults, young readers will ge..

Reaching For The Stars

ISBN 10 : 9781455522811
ISBN 13 : 1455522813

Born into a family of migrant workers, toiling in the fields by the age of six, Jose M. Hernàndez dreamed of traveling through the night skies on a rocket ship. REACHING FOR THE S..

Inventing The American Astronaut

ISBN 10 : 9781137025296
ISBN 13 : 1137025298

Who were the men who led America's first expeditions into space? Soldiers? Daredevils? The public sometimes imagined them that way: heroic military men and hot-shot pilots without ..


ISBN 10 : 9781524731601
ISBN 13 : 1524731609

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the pla..

How To Be A Space Explorer

ISBN 10 : 9781743605868
ISBN 13 : 1743605862

Everything young explorers needs to know to travel in space, covering what life in zero gravity is like, how to find your way around the solar system, and the all-important questio..

Mission To Mars

ISBN 10 : 9781426210181
ISBN 13 : 1426210183

Can astronauts reach Mars by 2035? Absolutely, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon. Celebrated astronaut, brilliant engineer, bestselling author, Aldrin beli..

The Astronaut Wives Club

ISBN 10 : 9781455503230
ISBN 13 : 1455503231

Read the bestselling book that inspired the ABC television series. As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the ..


ISBN 10 : 9781101984413
ISBN 13 : 1101984414

Atlanta Braves third baseman and National Hall of Famer Chipper Jones—one of the greatest switch-hitters in baseball history—shares his remarkable story, while capturing the ma..

The Overview Effect

ISBN 10 : 1563472600
ISBN 13 : 9781563472602

Using interviews with and writings by 30 astronauts and cosmonauts, Frank White shows how experiences such as circling the Earth every 90 minutes and viewing it from the moon have ..