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Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery

Category: Book
By (author): Kelly, Scott
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
  SCIENCE / Astronomy
  SCIENCE / Space Science
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Published: September 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.00in x 5.18in
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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.
Review Quote*Bestseller

A Business Insider UK Best Science Books of 2017 selection
A Barnes and Noble Best Non-Fiction of 2017 selection

"[Kelly] pulls back the curtains separating the myth of the astronaut from its human realities." - The New York Times Book Review

"Kelly [describes] his record-setting experiences in unprecedented detail."-The Toronto Star

"This isn't your usual astronaut's memoir."-Calgary Herald

"The 53-year-old astronaut sheds fresh light on the mental and physical demands of space travel in his new book."-The Globe and Mail

"Kelly's thoughts on our space program-including its necessity and utility-are worth reading, as is his description of the challenges that face anyone intending to spend a long time in orbit. In other words, if you've ever wondered what it's really to head into space, Kelly's book offers the most up-to-date and informative account ever written."-Barnes and Noble Reads
Biographical NoteSCOTT 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 records for the total accumulated number of days spent in space and for the single longest space mission by an American astronaut. He lives in Houston, Texas.