What are astronauts really like?
These modern-day heroes became my friends in the Shuttle’s heyday. All are very bright (some brilliant), friendly, hard-working, reliable, and productive. I had the opportunity to serve twice on selection boards for new astronauts. We liked to say we were looking for high-performing, low-maintenance people. That is not to say they were serious all the time. In fact, they were the most fun-loving people I have ever known. There was the...Read More