Man on a Mission The David Hilmers Story by David Hilmers, Rick Houston

Man on a Mission The David Hilmers Story

Written by David Hilmers, Rick Houston
Illustrated by
Part of the ZonderKidz Biography Series


Man on a Mission The David Hilmers Story by David Hilmers, Rick Houston

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.

About the Author

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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144 pages


David Hilmers, Rick Houston
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ZonderKidz an imprint of Zondervan

Publication date

8th April 2013



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