Man on a Mission: The David Hilmers Story (ZonderKidz Biography)

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“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.

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Dr. David Hilmers is a four-time shuttle astronaut who became a medical doctor after his NASA career. Dr. Hilmers has been on countless mission trips all over the world.

 

 



Rick Houston planned to become a minister before he discovered journalists have delete keys at their disposal! In more than 20 years as a full-time writer, Rick has written five books and covered everything from NASCAR to NASA. He’s also a deacon in his church and regularly contributes to Stand Firm, a men's devotional magazine published by LifeWay. While writing a book on the space shuttle program, Rick interviewed Dr. Hilmers, and together they launched their own book project.

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Gr 4-7-The title of this autobiographical profile is a triple entendre, as Hilmers not only relates experiences both as a crew member on four space-shuttle flights and a post-NASA career as a pediatrician in multiple poverty-stricken and war-torn countries, but also promotes the central role his Christian faith has played in guiding him through doubts, dangers, and significant life decisions. Interspersing frequent ruminations on his "faith journey," but only rarely even mentioning his family, he takes readers from his Iowa upbringing through his military and astronaut training, flights before and after the Columbia disaster (two of which he coyly notes were classified, but curious readers can consult Wikipedia for details), medical school, and overseas relief missions to, among other locales, Botswana, Haiti, Pakistan, and even North Korea. The stingy assortment of small, murky black-and-white photos depicts Hilmers in a wide variety of settings, and though his steadfastly positive outlook gives the narrative a bland cast, his eventful life and his watchwords-"Did I make a difference?"-make worthy models.-John Peters, Children's Literature Consultant, New York Cityα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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