Online Book Review
November 1, 2008
“...an eloquent book that the reader will find educational, entertaining, as well as inspirational.”
Reflections From Earth Orbit by Winston E. Scott (Capt. USN Ret.) NASA
Astronaut; Apogee Books,
Scott is a former NASA Astronaut and a veteran of several shuttle flights, including three space walks. While this book is a few years old, you’ll find a comfortable read here – true reflections from a person that’s a passionate space traveler.
Flying onboard both Endeavour and Columbia, Scott shares with the reader his early interests in flying – showing his age a bit by spotlighting such early TV epics as Sky King.
This book offers a number of insights into becoming an astronaut, both the risks and rewards, as well as a behind-the-scenes view of preparing for a shuttle mission. Scott tells the tale of living in space, writing in an engaging style. He notes that attempting to get a restful sleep in microgravity is not so easy! Similarly, his window watching moments are a delight as he explains what’s visible from orbit as the Earth whisks by.
Scott has authored an eloquent book that the reader will find educational, entertaining, as well as inspirational.
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