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Man on a mission : the David Hilmers story

by Hilmers, David, 1950-

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j TL789.85.H55 A3 2013
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
Call Number  j TL789.85.H55 A3 2013
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies j TL789.85.H55 A3 2013
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Biographies
Call Number  j TL789.85.H55 A3 2013

"I floated toward one of the windows as Atlantis sailed high over the coast of Africa, unprepared for the incredible view that was about to unfold right before my eyes."

Being an astronaut wasn't enough.

Dr. David C. Hilmers has launched into space four times as part of NASA space shuttle crews. But God had more planned for Dr. Hilmers. The beauty of the Earth from orbit reminded Hilmers of his first dream to become a doctor. He went to medical school, became a pediatrician, and has since launched into countless missions and disaster relief trips around the world.

Dr. Hilmers' extraordinary life and work as a missionary will inspire you to reach even higher than the stars.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The story of an astronaut who dreamed of becoming a doctor, this book doesn't advertise its religious content on its front cover. Instead the photo features a smiling Hilmers in the orange launch and entry suit that was designed to protect astronauts after the Challenger explosion. But Hilmers' Christian faith is apparent from the first chapter, as he remembers (via author Houston) that an awe-inspiring view from the shuttle made him aware of how small I really am, and how big God was, is, and always will be. Writing in an accessible, often conversational style, Houston emphasizes Hilmers' hard work and humility. After college, he became an aviator in the Marine Corps and a NASA astronaut before tackling the flat-out grind of medical school. The book doesn't paint Hilmers as a saint he blames himself for the end of his 30-year marriage, for instance but as someone who felt the need to be useful to other people. Occasional photos from his life and career finish off this fine package of an extraordinary life.--Nolan, Abby Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Hilmers, David, -- 1950- -- Juvenile literature.
Hilmers, David, -- 1950-
Astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Physicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Disaster relief -- Juvenile literature.
Disaster relief.
Publisher Grand Rapids, Michigan :2013
Contributors Houston, Rick, 1967- author.
Language English
Description 144 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780310736134 (pbk.)
0310736137 (pbk.)
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