If you ever wanted to serve aboard the space shuttle, read this book. Vicariously become an astronaut in training, be picked for space shuttle teams and repair the Hubble, the most intricate telescope in the known universe.

Oh, and complete multiple degrees, throw out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game and be a parent, a spouse, a good friend.

The author dedicated himself to overcoming obstacles, facing fears and accepting risks in order to be an integral part of the NASA team. His words gave me an insider’s view of the process.

Because of this book, I explored space. And no, that is not science fiction.