After hitting the market last week, author Mike Mongo’s eBook sensation THE ASTRONAUT INSTRUCTION MANUAL has quickly found its way into the hands of top producers and is already generating stellar offers.
– The Tracking Board (Read full article )
An astronaut must be focused and prepared, but also dynamic and creative. The Astronaut Instruction Manual is a fantastic and vibrant preparatory guide for today's youth – whether their futures are off in space or right here at home on Earth.
– Lori Garver, former NASA Deputy Administrator and General Manager, Air Line Pilots Association
An exciting new book, to be published this week, encourages students to think creatively when deciding to be astronauts.
– Just Space News (Read full article )
The Astronaut Instruction Manuals: Practical Skills for Future Space Explorers by Mike Mongo is a wonderful introduction for children who hope to perhaps, one day, study and explore space.
– Examiner.com (Read full article )
We discover the solutions to every challenge we face on earth today–energy, health, sustainability, inclusion, equality, even prosperity–by solving for the challenges of space.
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'Astronaut Instruction Manual' Introduces Kids to Space.
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One of the things we need to do to prioritize as a nation is to right these wrongs, and space has the opportunity to do that, and when I say space is for everyone, kids get that,” Mongo says. “By pursuing space, we solve for every challenge on Earth today. Energy, health, inclusion, sustainability, even prosperity. This is my pitch.”
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In this short Wow! Signal Burst, Mike Mongo, Astronaut Teacher, tells us about his forthcoming book, which has just completed successful crowdfunding. The Astronaut Instruction Manual for Preteens.
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When it dawned on me that I wasn’t going to become an astronaut and then I realized why I had not become an astronaut, I wanted to make sure that other people, as they’re growing up, didn’t suffer that same consequence. And the great thing is that, right now, this moment we are in historically, is a terrific time to encourage students to pursue careers in space and astronautics.”
– Examiner.com (Read full article )
Professional space educator and self-described ‘astronaut teacher’ Mike Mongo is on a mission: to get your kids to space.
– SpaceRef (Read full article )
As NASA plans for a human mission to Mars and while private companies like SpaceX, Sierra Nevada Corp, and Lockheed Martin race to build commercial crew vehicles, the future of space exploration is looking much brighter. For this reason, The author of The Astronaut Instruction Manual, Mike Mongo, is on a mission to inspire the next generation of astronauts who will continue to push the boundaries of human spaceflight.
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Not only does it have some great activity ideas (like what to look up online to learn more about aeronautics and what it takes to be an astronaut, but it’s also got some just great critical-thinking advice for kids that are interested in the STEM careers.
– Nerdy Mama (Read full article )
Mike Mongo’s passion for human spaceflight leaps off every page of this inspirational book. The Astronaut Instruction Manual is a bright-eyed guide to the basics of thinking and living like a space explorer, whether off-world or right here on Earth.
– LEE BILLINGS, CONTRIBUTOR AT SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN AND AUTHOR OF FIVE BILLION YEARS OF SOLITUDE
With writing that gets kids on the launch pad of greatness, Mike Mongo prepares young students for whatever life in space — and on Earth — will throw at them.
– DOUG ROBERTSON, AUTHOR OF HE’S THE WEIRD TEACHER
Mike Mongo’s passion for inspiring the next generation of explorers shines brightly in this work. His excellent and engaging style fans the flame of creative and critical thought while encouraging big dreams and reminding readers to shoot for the stars.
– Dr. Harold White, Advanced Propulsion Team Lead for NASA
SUPER stoked to read this book! Sign me up, I am a HUMANNAIRE!
– Jamison Stone
– Inscrutable Outlander
By letting a kid go to space, we will inspire an entire generation of space explorers, Mongo said late last month at the Dent:Space conference in San Francisco.
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Received a copy this past week thinking OK I get this another Astronaut book...boy was I blown away! Highly, highly recommend any one, any age (this is a YA book) will have a blast. I plan on buying more copies to share with workmates.
– Scott Early
Legendary Television is in early development to adapt The Astronaut Instruction Manual, the YA book by space enthusiast and first-time author Mike Mongo, for television.
– Hollywood Reporter (Read full article )
This book sounds fantastic!
– Adam Mock
It’s educational, inspirational, and now, it may get a fictional adaptation on television.
– io9 (Read full article )
Did you see that this has been picked up for TV? How cool is that?
– Dave Barrett
Wonderfully inspirational book! I REALLY wish I could had read this when I was younger! If I had, maybe I would then be writing this review from the the International Space Station! But that's OK because my children WILL be able to read THE ASTRONAUT INSTRUCTION MANUAL when they are old enough, and then, because of it, can take a selfie with my copy on Mars! Thank you, Mike!
– Jamison Stone, author of Rune of the Apprentice
Mike Mongo, the author of the 2015 book The Astronaut Instruction Manual, said recently he thinks a child will go to space in the next 10 years — and possibly sooner, Space.com reported exclusively Tuesday. By letting a kid go to space, we will inspire an entire generation of space explorers, Mongo said at a September conference. If we solve space for kids, they will solve the future for us.
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