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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.

Biographies & Memoirs
October 17
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

laulaw ,

True Adventures in Space

First person storyteller of their year long adventure in space

Memetic ,

Must read!!!

Anyone who wants to know what it’s like to be an astronaut, about the rigorous and difficult journey it is to finally get to fly in space, then this is for you. Well written with humor and seriousness in equal measure. Mr. Kelly does not portray himself as some superhero but as an average person with an enormous goal which he achieves through dogged perseverance. I’m glad I read it!

DCTerry ,

Fun and informative

Interesting to learn about both his year in space and life in general. Easy ready. Doesn’t require a lot of thought.

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