Upon his graduation from West Point in 1967, Mike Mullane was commissioned in the USAF. He flew 134 combat missions in Vietnam. Selected in the first group of space shuttle astronauts, he completed three space missions. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife, Donna, and enjoys the challenge of Colorado's fourteen-thousand-foot peaks -- six climbed, forty-seven to go. He is also an acclaimed motivational speaker. For more information visit www.MikeMullane.com.
"Funny, harrowing, tragic...Riding Rockets is a thrill, from start to finish." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch "This is not your father's astronaut memoir.... Mullane's story rings true every adventurous step of the way." -- Rocky Mountain News "Compelling." -- Entertainment Weekly "Space-age America in all its glory and folly as seen through the eyes of a remarkable writer who has brilliantly captured the triumphant and tragic years of the space shuttle era. Riding Rockets soars." -- Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys