This book is an inspirational, humorous description of my life from a hard core juvenile delinquent to a top executive in a major corporation. It begins on the streets of New York City and recounts the thievery, property damage, weapons and gang wars that defined my juvenile years. It recalls a transitional phase where the death of my grandfather, a move from New York, my family, my friends, and the heavy handed brothers of Notre Dame High School gradually erased the influence of my juvenile years. My work during the design phase of both Project Apollo and Space Shuttle, and the unbelievably exciting launches at the Kennedy Space Center are covered with an insideras perspective on how these great teams dealt with successes and failures. Throughout, I reflect on how the experiences of my delinquent and transitional phases, and my renewed relationship with God, helped me to grow and to use my career successes to help others. Finally I describe a special invitation to the Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers in Vienna where I spent several days with more than 80 astronauts and cosmonauts that were truly the stars of my world.One of the members who had selected you as their candidate would make a presentation to the rest of the members about why you would be a ... There was also a room in the basement that was called the passion pit. It had three or four old mattresses on the floor, a small table with candles on it, and music piped in from the stereo upstairs in the lounge. ... The other floors had rooms similar to those at the dormitory, but the toilets and showers at the end of the hall were much larger.
|Title||:||From The Streets To The Stars|
|Author||:||Henry J. Dinenno|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2011-10-26|