Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

History of Spaceflight

Space Experience Points: 20

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Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

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.

Author: Scott Kelly
First Edition: 2017
Number of pages: 400
Buy: Amazon

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  • speedmaster (Brena Alta, Spain ) Aug 1, 2018

    5.0/5 Entertaining and motivating book with lots of curiosities about space

    Experience Date: Jun 15, 2018

    Space Experience Points : 20

    Review

    This book is a very interesting blending between the experience of the author while living and working in the ISS and his life path to get there, his career as test pilot and astronaut. There are many curiosities about the life on the ISS i.e. missing something for years within the station or the preparation for space walks.

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