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Endurance : A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

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'This isn't your usual astronaut's memoir' Daily Mail From the Nasa astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - what it's like out there and what it's like now, back here. Enter Scott Kelly's fascinating world and dare to think of your own a little differently. The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for most consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few of us ever have and very few of us ever will. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humour, and passion shine as he describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal. He touches on what's happened to his body, the sadness of being isolated from everyone he loves; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk, and the still more haunting threat of being absent should tragedy strike at home. From a natural storyteller Endurance is one of the finest examples the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 29mm | 567g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • DOUBLEDAY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857524763
  • 9780857524768
  • 936

Review quote

"This isn't your usual astronaut's memoir." * Daily Mail * "Everyone's favourite space captain and all-round hero NASA astronaut" * Huffington Post * "Kelly brings life in space alive - the wonder and awe of it, and also the jagged edges, the rough parts of living in confined quarters in an alien element, far from everything familiar and beloved" * Financial Times * "Endurance has a winning modesty and a bone-dry wit" * Daily Mail * "Fascinating reading" * Choice *show more

About Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly is a retired astronaut and International Space Station commander. He recently returned from his #YearInSpace to break all records and become the longest serving American in space. Scott Kelly's contribution to his field is immeasurable and his experience utterly unique. Endurance will bring it to life for those of us who may never make it beyond the Earth's atmosphere.show more

Review Text

"This isn't your usual astronaut's memoir." Daily Mailshow more

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130 ratings
4.24 out of 5 stars
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4 28% (37)
3 15% (20)
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