Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery Scott Kelly

Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery

Author: Scott Kelly
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Book Title
Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
Author
Scott Kelly
ISBN
9781524731595
NATIONAL BEST SELLER A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of 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 a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and determination 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 spaceflight. In Endurance, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Scott KellyPublisher: Knopf Publishing GroupPublished: 10/17/2017ISBN: 9781524731595Pages: 400Weight: 1.70lbsSize: 9.30h x 6.60w x 1.60dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2017Booklist 09/01/2017 pg. 20Library Journal 09/15/2017Publishers Weekly 10/23/2017Choice 07/01/2018
NATIONAL BEST SELLER

A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come.

The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of 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 a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space.

Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and determination 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 spaceflight.

In Endurance, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Scott Kelly
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 10/17/2017
ISBN: 9781524731595
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.70lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.60w x 1.60d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2017
Booklist 09/01/2017 pg. 20
Library Journal 09/15/2017
Publishers Weekly 10/23/2017
Choice 07/01/2018
NATIONAL BEST SELLER

A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come.

The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of 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 a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space.

Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and determination 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 spaceflight.

In Endurance, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Scott Kelly
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 10/17/2017
ISBN: 9781524731595
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.70lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.60w x 1.60d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2017
Booklist 09/01/2017 pg. 20
Library Journal 09/15/2017
Publishers Weekly 10/23/2017
Choice 07/01/2018