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Letters From Mir an Astronaut's Letters to His Son Hardcover – 2003

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 213 pages
  • Publisher: Mcgraw Hill; Later Printing edition (2003)
  • ASIN: B004NK1Z3Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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By L. Eaton on September 11, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
MIR has always been an anomaly. It shouldn't have been up there; it shouldn't have been up there THAT long and it is a testimony to human courage and audacity that the venerable station orbited for as long as it did.

Writing home to your son/ daughter is always a challenge for a parent. Will they understand what exactly I am trying to convey? Will the person reading this to them understand? Will they ever get to read it as I might not be alive? The book starts out fairly well, Mr Linenger's take is that he's hardly had time to be with his son. The reason to write to him becomes clearer and more focused as the book wends its way to the end.

I laughed. I cried (towards the end) and yes, I yawned at a few parts but I came away with what a beautiful book of a father's pseudo-monologue, Mr Linenger wrote and congratulations to him and the science team and all concerned, especially his wife, whose love comes through in his letters. It's a new side to the '...boldly go where no man has gone before." stuff.
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Very touching notes from Father to son. Sound advice and humor. Great blend. Also weaves in the profound experience in space. Had the opportunity to see the author speak and knew I would love the book!
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I consider myself lucky to hear Jerry Linenger speak at my brokerage conference. Jerry's story changed my life. He is not only an American Hero but a brilliant man. His main story was don't let this small stuff on earth stress you out. There are many men and women that sacrifice their life daily to make our lives better. Jerry almost died three times on the russian space station. He reiterated how important family is and how we should tell our love ones how much we love them regulary. I look forward to reading his biography. I would like to thank Jerry for changing my life and others that are lucky enough to hear his story.
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