Endurance: My Year In Space, A Lifetime Of Discovery

September 25, 2018|
Endurance: My Year In Space, A Lifetime Of Discovery by Scott Kelly
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Having spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly returns to earth to share his stunning memoir--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, of his colorful formative years, and of a future mission to Mars.

     The veteran of four space flights and the American record-holder for consecutive days in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly inimical to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal; the devestating effects on the body, the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth, the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of depressurization or colliding with space junk, and, the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on another mission, his twin brother''s wife, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly''s humanity, compassion, humor, and passion resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career; and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging step in American spaceflight. Here, in his personal, heroic story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.
SCOTT KELLY is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. During the Year in Space mission, he set recor...
Title:Endurance: My Year In Space, A Lifetime Of Discovery
Product dimensions:464 pages, 7.94 X 5.14 X 0.93 in
Shipping dimensions:464 pages, 7.94 X 5.14 X 0.93 in
Published:September 25, 2018
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780735233737

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