Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery (Paperback)
  • Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery (Paperback)

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 17/05/2018
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*As featured on BBC Breakfast, Radio 5Live and Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2*

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.

As soon as you realize you aren't going to die, space is the most fun you'll ever have...

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.


What readers are saying...

'Takes you up into space and lets you be a part of astronaut life'
'Tough to put down! Tells a side you don't often hear or read about for that matter'
'Mind blowing . . . up there with Ernest Shackleton for me'
'My husband said it is the next best thing to going into space yourself'
'Six stars!'

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781784162658
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 348 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 29 mm

Forget what you've read elsewhere * The Times *
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 *

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“A must read for any space enthusiast”

I absolutely loved this book. Especially the photos from the ISS. This guy spent a whole year on the Space station. It documents everything from his childhood right up to leaving the ISS to come home. Its a remarkable... More

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“Fascinating memoir full of heart and humor”

This stunning memoir is a must-read, and that's coming from someone who rarely reads nonfiction! Endurance is split between chapters detailing his year on the International Space Station and a broader view of his... More

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“Exciting and full of fascinating details”

My rating: 5 out of 5

Scott Kelly spent a year on the International Space Station. This is his exciting, dramatic and fascinating story.

From arrival at the Russian Cosmodrome to preparing for take-off Kelly... More

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