Author(s): Scott Kelly
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.
An under-achiever in school, Scott Kelly discovered Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff and it changed his life. His journey to become an astronaut and the insights into what it's really like to live in space (how do you swallow in zero gravity?) make for a fascinating read, even if you're not a space geek. - April
"Everyone's favourite space captain and all-round hero NASA astronaut" * Huffington Post * "A veteran of spaceflight" * Daily Mail *
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.