astronaut mike mullane

Detail of the cover of 'Riding Rockets' (Mullane 2006)
He promised it in a comment here, and made it true: The podcast JetHead live with astronaut Mike Mullane is online. Mike Mullane is a former NASA astronaut and author of the book Riding rockets: The outrageous tales of a space shuttle astronaut (2006). The tagline of JetHead’s interview with Mullane reads: ‘What’s it like to ride over 4 million pounds of explosive thrust into earth orbit? Three times?’ This gives an overall impression, but there’s more in the book and the podcast, e.g. Mullane’s evolution from a ‘male sexist pig’ [his own words] towards a human being ;-) Much more than just worthwhile—both, the book and the podcast interview. Additionally here’s Chris ‘JetHead’ Manno’s review of ‘Riding rockets.’

MULLANE, RICHARD MICHAEL ‘MIKE’. 2006. Riding rockets: The outrageous tales of a space shuttle astronaut. New York: Scribner.
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