APB Speaker Mike Massimino’s Book ‘Spaceman’ Chosen as Best STEM Book Winner for 2021
22 Jan 2021
Former NASA Astronaut and New York Times bestselling author Mike Massimino is a veteran of two space shuttle missions and four spacewalks. The first person to tweet from space, he holds the team record for the most spacewalking time on a single space shuttle mission. Recently Mike’s book, Spaceman, was chosen by the National Science Teaching Association as one of the “Best STEM Books 2021." Written especially for young readers, the book tells the incredible story of his arduous journey to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming an astronaut.
Mike’s dream of becoming an astronaut began when he was six years old watching television as Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon. The path to achieving this dream was wrought with unexpected challenges, failures, disappointments, and self-doubt. His persistence paid off with two missions on the Space Shuttle and four spacewalks on the Hubble Space Telescope. In his talks, Mike stresses that as long as you keep trying, no matter what the obstacles, achieving your goal is possible.