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U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Astronaut Appearance and Book Signing
Roy D. Bridges Jr.

May 07, 2023 01:00 PM - May 07, 2023 03:00 PM Shuttle Express

Join the visitor complex in welcoming 2023 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® inductee and author, Roy D. Bridges for a special book signing of his book, An Improbable Astronaut: How a Georgia farmboy wound up flying the space shuttle. Bridges will sign his book brought or purchased. He will also be available for photo opportunities. The event begins at 1:00 PM inside Shuttle Express, located inside Space Shuttle Atlantis®. There will be limited quantities of his book available for purchase in Shuttle Express.


Please Note: The purchase of a book is not necessary for photo opportunities or to meet and greet.


About the Book

Astronaut Roy Bridges intentionally pursued a life of adventure. From fearlessly hunting bears in the woods with his cap pistol at age five, to piloting a fighter jet in Vietnam in his twenties, to rocketing into space at forty-two, he quietly, diligently, and relentlessly made his dream a reality. Fueled by ambition and hard work, fed by the support of family, and formed by the wisdom and character of their example, he made his way from humble beginnings to positions of leadership and prestige—and followed his dream by flying into space as the pilot of the Challenger space shuttle, a classic American Dream of our times.

Join him on his quest as he becomes An Improbable Astronaut.

Book Cover - An Improbable Astronaut written by Roy Bridges

Astronaut Roy D. Bridges Book Signing