11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
If you are interested in the US Space Program, then read this book.,
This review is from: Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut (Hardcover)
There are a good number of astronaut biographies available. Inevitably there is fair amount of repetition sometimes straying towards telling you what SHOULD have happened rather than what DID happen. But Mike's book is different. This is the story of what it's all about being an astronaut: nuts and bolts, human weaknesses, bureaucracy, chauvanism, fear, elation, reality. But above all the need to fly into space. If you were to read only one astronaut biography, then this should be it.