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  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Military / Aviation
  • Language:English
  • Pages:244
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350941012

Ohio: Cradle of Astronauts

How 26 Buckeyes Blazed the Trail for Life OFF Earth

by Lisa Nicely

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"Ohio: Cradle of Astronauts" takes you on an awe-inspiring journey through the lives and legacies of Ohio's most intrepid space explorers. From John Glenn's historic orbit around the Earth to the contemporary heroes pushing the boundaries of space travel, this book celebrates the 25 astronauts hailing from the Buckeye State whose stellar achievements have left an indelible mark on NASA and the world.
Embark on an awe-inspiring journey with us as we trace the trajectories of these pioneers from John Glenn's historical Earth orbit to Neil Armstrong's monumental moon landing, and beyond. Each chapter delves into the life of an Ohioan who dared to transcend earthly bounds, revealing the relentless spirit and courage that propelled them into the great unknown. What You'll Discover: * In-depth Profiles: Uncover the formative years, pivotal moments, and awe-inspiring achievements of Ohio's 25 space heroes. * Vivid Illustrations: Each page is adorned with striking artwork that captures the essence of their journeys and the boundless beauty of space. * Iconic Quotes & Anecdotes: Relive the history through the immortal words of astronauts and the behind-the-scenes stories that showcase their humanity. * Legacy & Impact: Understand how these individuals from Ohio contributed to our understanding of space and inspired a legacy of exploration. From the "Mount Rushmore" of astronauts – John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, Judy Resnik, and Gene Kranz – to today's trailblazers, this book is a profound narrative of ambition, resilience, and discovery. For Readers Who: * Marvel at the vastness of space and human courage. * Seek inspiration from those who have dared to dream big. * Desire a richly illustrated journey through space history.
About the author

Lisa Lucas Nicely is an award-winning journalist who has reported on a wide range of topics in Ohio for decades. Recognized as the best reporter in Ohio by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, she has also been honored with several Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalism Awards, including those for social issues, investigative, and political reporting. A graduate of Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Lucas Nicely's fascination with space began in her youth. She enjoyed science fiction books, TV shows like Star Trek, and movies such as Star Wars. Her interest led her to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., where she trained as a mission specialist in orbit simulations. In 1992, during the Ohio 4-H Congress, she had the unique opportunity to meet Senator John Glenn and ask him one, single question: "What's it like for you to look yourself up in the encyclopedia?" Surprisingly, he admitted he had never done so, leaving her amused and him at a loss for words. Currently, Lisa Lucas Nicely works as a freelance writer for several different entities and publications. She resides in Defiance, Ohio.