** 1/2 Spaceman by Mike Massimino

Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe is a classic astronaut story from wide-eyed kid watching of a certain generation watching the Apollo moon landing to fixing the Hubble telescope, tethered on the space shuttle whizzing by the earth. The author is a friendly and communicative nerd who seems to love everything and everyone and is not shy about sharing his struggles with academics, vision training, or survival training. That and his love and awe of space make the book. By the end, his always-positive attitude wore thin for me — but what a story!

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