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Title Chasing space / by Leland Melvin.
Author Melvin, Leland, 1964-
Publication New York, NY : Amistad Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Copyright date ©2017
Edition Young readers' edition.
First edition.
Description 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Call # J B MELVIN C
Summary When the former Detroit Lion's football career was cut short by an injury, Leland Marvin didn't waste time mourning his broken dream. Instead, he found a new one -- something completely out of this world. He joined NASA, braved an injury that nearly left him permanently deaf, and traveled to space on the shuttle Atlantis to help build the International Space Station. He also found time to write songs with will.i.am, work with Serena Williams, and appear in television shows like The Dog Whisperer, Top Chef, and Child Genius. Leland's story introduces readers to the 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. Includes do-it-yourself experiments in the back of the book.
Subject Melvin, Leland, 1964- -- Juvenile literature.
Detroit Lions (Football team) -- Juvenile literature.
International Space Station -- Juvenile literature.
Astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American astronauts -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American football players -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780062665928 (Young readers edition))
0062665928 (hardback)

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