- Author Mike Massimino
I was feeling a little guilty when I started reading this that I only really knew ‘Mass’ for his stint on The Big Bang Theory, but he mentions that in the book and it doesn’t come across as a bad thing. In fact, he’s got a great attitude that once you’re done flying, your best job is to generate awareness and excitement by inspiring the next batch of youngsters into the sciences, even if that is through a slightly nerdy sitcom.
The fresh inspirational take on an astronaut’s journey is present throughout this story, because Mike had to fight hard to get on board, overcome obstacles that seemed insurmountable, and learn how to take rejection and turn it into motivation.
The rewards are clear to see, but I like the honest approach of admitting the moments where it was easier to take the safe option, even if it wasn’t necessarily the right thing to do. A really good book, whether you’re a budding astronaut or not.