Combining wise meditations on life, destiny, and the future of space exploration with wryly playful observations on everyday life, this openended conversation between a father and his beloved son is as contemporary as the latest Mars Explorer mission, yet as timeless as the paternal sentiments they express.
Jerry M. Linenger, M. Account Options Ingia. Chati maarufu. Matoleo mapya. Linenger 9 Septemba Ongeza kwenye Orodha ya matamanio. An inspiring, deeply moving testament to the timelessness of paternal love Dr. Ukaguzi Sera ya Maoni.
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 26, Jessica M. I really enjoyed this book. It was different. I would never pick this out on my own, but since it was recommended to me, I tried it. This book puts being in isolation into perspective.
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In this instance, the author, Dr. Jerry Linenger, chronicles his five month stay on the russian space station MIR with the letters he wrote to his son. I thought that this was a clever way to express what happens to one in isolation.
Tho already written, I liked the way that this book was in letter format to Linen I really enjoyed this book. Tho already written, I liked the way that this book was in letter format to Linengers family. This shows what he felt was important for his son to know and what was important for his wife to remember. I feel that this book helped me understand for the first time how important human interaction is and how one needs to hold onto their family.
In the end this book was very inspiring and I feel that this book is timeless and will amaze readers from to if people still have an interest in reading, or by then we may all live in space, we never know. I would recommend this book to anyone because it is not a difficult read and it touches on the feelings everyone feels in the duration of their lifetime. View 1 comment. As the title states, this is Astronaut's Jerry Leninger's letter's he wrote to his infant son during his stay on the Russians Space Station Mir.
Because they are letters that are updated on a routine basis, the book reads a little like a journal. A couple nice things about the book is a number of the technical issues are explained at a rudimentary level, and it is nice to see the love a father for his son mixed in with some of technical explanations. Because of the nature of the book, it reads a As the title states, this is Astronaut's Jerry Leninger's letter's he wrote to his infant son during his stay on the Russians Space Station Mir.
Because of the nature of the book, it reads a little choppy and was not overly interesting. I would have enjoyed this better if it was in narrative form. May 19, Rey Leigh rated it liked it. It is very much what the title suggests.
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There were challenges but he didn't focus on them in the letters. I really wanted it to be more of a narrative given the events that were happening in the background. The odd pacing does drag in places. My favorite part of the book was the second half. He starts to get more descriptive about what being in space was like and those details make the book worth reading.
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The closer he comes to leaving the station the more engaging the letters become describing It is very much what the title suggests. The closer he comes to leaving the station the more engaging the letters become describing his experiences. Tolle Sprecher, spannendes Thema und noch dazu lehrreich. Sep 10, Kim rated it it was amazing. I saw Jerry Linenger speak at - of all things - an Agile software user's conference. One of the best experiences of my life, and totally caught off guard by it. I would say he is the person that got me more interested in space. What an incredible speaker!
At the time, Jerry held the record for the longest duration in space of an American male at that time when he spent 5 months about the Russian space station Mir. He wrote letters to his young son while aboard the space station.
Letters from Mir: An Astronaust's Letters to His Son
Sweet and moving I saw Jerry Linenger speak at - of all things - an Agile software user's conference. Sweet and moving, and a good reminder that the people that choose to become astronauts are putting their lives on the line on behalf of science and exploration. Jul 17, Karen rated it it was ok. This book could have been SO much more. He intentionally left out any information in his letters home about what was happening while he was in space which left the book completely empty of value.
Fire, breakdowns, life threatening challenges that he could have used to convey so many emotions and life lessons.