WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Exponent) - Imagine every picture or a landscape you’ve ever seen of a beautiful sunrise, waterfall, nature or powerful storm. Then put them together end to end on a reel and pull them past your face in a quick motion. That’s how overwhelming it is to be in space.
The Purdue Memorial Union hosted a book signing for Jerry Lynn Ross, a Purdue alumnus and a record holder for most spaceflights, with his book “Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer,” on Thursday. Ross graduated from Purdue in 1970 and 1972, receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering.
While describing his new book, Ross said writing about his past was one of the hardest things he’s ever done in his life. He compared writing his book to feeling like an engineer with a 300 page term paper to write.
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