Endurance: My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

by Kelly, Scott (Author)

ISBN: 9780525432432

A stunning 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 space flights 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 challenges of long-term spaceflight-the devastating effects on the body, the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth, the pressures of constant close cohabitation, and the catastrophic risks of depressurization or colliding with space junk. But perhaps the most haunting challenge is that of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home, something Kelly knows about firsthand.

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. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

Format: Paperback, 464 pages

Publisher: Vintage, September 2018

Product Dimensions: 8 L × 5.2 W × 0 H

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