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Chasing space

Author: Leland Melvin
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Amistad, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Young Readers' editionView all editions and formats
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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 get to learn about Leland Melvin's remarkable life story, from being drafted by the Detroit Lions to bravely orbiting our planet in the International Space Station to writing songs with will.i.am, working with Serena Williams, and starring in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Melvin, Leland, 1964-
Chasing space.
New York, NY : Amistad Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
(DLC) 2017934703
(OCoLC)957636870
Named Person: Leland Melvin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leland Melvin
ISBN: 9780062665942 0062665944
OCLC Number: 988027242
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: by Leland Melvin.

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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 get to learn about Leland Melvin's remarkable life story, from being drafted by the Detroit Lions to bravely orbiting our planet in the International Space Station to writing songs with will.i.am, working with Serena Williams, and starring in top-rated television shows like The Dog Whisperer, Top Chef, and Child Genius.When the former Detroit Lion's football career was cut short by an injury, Leland didn't waste time mourning his broken dream. Instead, he found a new one--something that was completely out of this world.He joined NASA, braved an injury that nearly left him permanently deaf, and still managed to muster the courage and resolve to travel to space on the shuttle Atlantis to help build the International Space Station. Leland's problem-solving methods and can-do attitude turned his impossible-seeming dream into reality.Leland's story introduces readers to the fascinating creative and scientific challenges he had to deal with in space and will encourage the next generation of can-do scientists to dare to follow their dreams. With do-it-yourself experiments in the back of the book and sixteen pages of striking full-color photographs, this is the perfect book for young readers looking to be inspired.

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