Discover what it's like to spend a year in space in this awe-inspiring memoir from a real-life NASA astronaut who did just that!
Prepare to blast off with astronaut Scott Kelly as he takes readers on a journey through his year aboard the International Space Station and his life prior to becoming a true American hero.
Discover the extreme challenges of long-term spaceflight, the pressures of living in close quarters with people from many countries, the extremely dangerous risk of colliding with space junk and the unnerving feeling of not being able to help if tragedy strikes at home. Kelly's struggles in school and how he overcame them after a book sparked his dream to become a test pilot and astronaut prove it's never too late to find your path.
This personal and fascinating story, newly adapted for young readers from the New York Times bestseller, will encourage aspiring astronauts of all ages to believe in the impossible and reach for the stars.
"An engaging and high-flying read for nonfiction and space lovers alike." --School Library Journal
"Those who are intrigued by space travel will find this a fascinating book." --Booklist
"Recommend this to readers who are interested in current events and anyone who wants an in-depth look at a STEM-related career." --VOYA
About the Author
SCOTT KELLY is a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. Kelly retired from the Navy at the rank of captain after twenty-five years of service. A veteran of four spaceflights, Kelly commanded the space shuttle Endeavour in 2007 and twice commanded the International Space Station. He has spent more than 520 days in space and holds the record for the longest single mission by a U.S. astronaut. He lives in Houston. You can follow him on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter at @StationCDRKelly.
Praise for Endurance:
"Captivating, charming . . . [Kelly] pulls back the curtain separating the myth of the astronaut from its human realities." -- The New York Times Book Review
"[Endurance] is a memoir of the right stuff that will hypnotize any space geek." --The Wall Street Journal
"Endurance, with its honest, gritty descriptions of an unimaginable life, a year off Earth, is as close as most readers will come to making that voyage themselves.” —The Financial Times
“Kelly’s account is insightful, at times humorous, heart-tugging at others. And it’s inspiring enough to change the life of some lost kid, just like The Right Stuff did for him.” —USA Today
“For space junkies, it’s absolutely required reading. . . . We feel as though we’re right there with him. A great book.” —Booklist
“This isn’t your usual astronaut’s memoir.” —The Philadelphia Tribune
Praise for My Journey to the Stars:
"Kelly’s account firmly underscores the rewards of dedication to one’s dreams." —Publishers Weekly
"Kelly’s story is an inspiration for adventure, fodder for space fascination, and a call to work hard and follow one’s dreams." —Booklist
"[Will] inspire a new generation of space travelers." —School Library Journal