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Endurance : a year in space, a lifetime of discovery / Scott Kelly [with Margaret Lazarus Dean].

By: Kelly, Scott, 1964- [author,, narrator.].
Contributor(s): Dean, Margaret Lazarus, 1972- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: New York, NY ; [Westminster, MD] : Penguin Random House ; Books on Tape, [2017]Copyright date: �2017Edition: Unabridged.Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 44 min., 46 sec.)) : digital.Content type: spoken word Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781524734183; 1524734187.Subject(s): Kelly, Scott, 1964- | Kelly, Scott, 1964- | Astronauts -- United States -- Biography | Astronauts | United States | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs | SCIENCE / Space Science | SCIENCE / AstronomyGenre/Form: Autobiographies. | Autobiographies. | Biography. | Audiobooks. | Downloadable audio books.Additional physical formats: Source record:: Endurance.DDC classification: 629.450092 Online resources: Click here to access MontanaLibrary2Go title or place hold | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title Read by Scott Kelly.Summary: A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. 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. A natural storyteller and modern-day hero, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.
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A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. 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. A natural storyteller and modern-day hero, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.

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