A NASA Astronaut’s Guide to Achieving the Impossible


By Mike Massimino

Read by Mike Massimino

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A former NASA astronaut and New York Times bestselling author delivers lessons for teamwork, innovation, and leadership to the average person through thrilling, firsthand accounts of space exploration.

When you think of a NASA astronaut, the image that probably comes to mind is one of the All-American hero: athletic, charismatic, ready to take on the stars. But former NASA astronaut turned business speaker and bestselling author Mike Massimino was pretty much the opposite. He was the underdog, one of the weakest swimmers during NASA training and a “gangly, scrawny, working-class kid from Long Island with bad eyesight and a fear of heights." Still, after working hard and working smart, Massimino had a successful career as an astronaut. Now, he uses his experience to bring readers valuable, actionable, and entertaining advice for how to get back up and make possible the seemingly impossible–now on Earth.

Moonshot shares Massimino’s hard-earned lessons and how to apply them in work and life. Using humor and a unique storytelling ability, he inspires readers to identify the passion in their work, use teamwork and innovation to solve problems, provide leadership in the face of adversity, and never give up when pursuing a goal. Written with characteristic wit and a big heart, Mike operates as our mission control to navigate us as we achieve our own personal and professional moonshots. 
Like Admiral McRaven’s Make Your Bed and Voss’s Never Split the Difference brought military and hostage negotiation lessons to civilian life, Moonshot distills stories and insights from NASA into an accessible, compact, actionable guide of how to get the little things right to accomplish our big goals. 

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Mike Massimino

About the Author

 Mike Massimino is a New York Times bestselling author who served as a NASA Astronaut from 1996 to 2014.  He is a four-time spacewalker who completed two missions to the Hubble Space Telescope, including the final Hubble servicing mission which has been called the most dangerous and complex mission in space shuttle history.  Mike set a team record with his crewmates for the most cumulative spacewalking time in a single space shuttle mission, and he was also the first person to tweet from space.  Mike received his BS from Columbia University and his PhD from MIT.  He currently lives in New York City where he is a professor at Columbia, an advisor at the Intrepid Museum, an expert television commentator, and an in-demand keynote speaker.  He also had a recurring role as himself on The Big Bang Theory television series.

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