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The Resource Endurance : a year in space, a lifetime of discovery, Scott Kelly with Margaret Lazarus Dean

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

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Endurance : a year in space, a lifetime of discovery
Title
Endurance
Title remainder
a year in space, a lifetime of discovery
Statement of responsibility
Scott Kelly with Margaret Lazarus Dean
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The veteran of four space flights 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 inimical to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of depressurization or 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 another mission, his twin brother's wife, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and passion 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 American spaceflight. Here we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy
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Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
Review
  • Inspired by Tom Wolfe's book The Right Stuff (1979), Kelly became a navy pilot and astronaut. Before retiring from NASA, he earned the record for the most total time spent in space, including 340 consecutive days at the International Space Station. This memoir is filled with stories of the daring, patience, and humanity necessary to be an effective leader in space, along with the stress of being away from family. His brother Mark Kelly is also a retired astronaut; Scott tells of hearing about the 2011 shooting of his sister-in-law U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, from afar and subsequently leading a moment of silence in honor of the victims. While Kelly's story is personal, it's also a cautionary tale about the future of space exploration, especially if deeper investment is not made. VERDICT Kelly's down-to-earth personality, humor, and blog SteveKelly.com have earned him a devoted following. Highly recommended to anyone who has an interest in memoirs or space travel.—Beth Dalton, Littleton, CO --Beth Dalton (Reviewed 09/15/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 15, p94)
  • A four-time veteran of off-planet missions, including a year aboard the International Space Station, offers a view of astronautics that is at once compelling and cautionary.Why go into space in the first place? Kelly ponders that existential question early on, the whys and wherefores of entering into the strangest of strange environments and potentially suffering all manner of consequences. He replies, "I have a few answers I give to this question, but none of them feels fully satisfying to me." Among those answers, perhaps, are because it's extremely exciting to go where no one—very few people, anyway—has gone before, and after all, Kelly still holds the American record for consecutive days spent in outer space. Naturally, that comes at a cost; his book opens with an alarming portrait of edema, rashes, and malaise, and hence another answer emerges: we can't go to, say, Mars without understanding what space flight does to a human body. Some of Kelly's descriptions seem a little by-the-numbers, the equivalent of a ball player's thanking the deity for a win—a spacegoing colleague is "sincere and enthusiastic without ever seeming fake or calculating," while a Russian counterpart is "a quiet and thoughtful person, consistently reliable." Nonetheless, Kelly's book shines in its depiction of the day-to-day work of astronautics and more particularly where that work involves international cooperation. On that score, there's no better account of the cultural differences between Right Stuff-inculcated NASA types and Yuri Gagarin-inspired cosmonauts: "One difference between the Russian approach to spacewalking and ours," he writes, "is that the Russians stop working when it's dark." It's fascinating stuff, a tale of aches and pains, of boredom punctuated by terror and worries about what's happening in the dark and back down on Earth. A worthy read for space buffs, to say nothing of anyone contemplating a voyage to the stars.(Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2017)
Biography type
autobiography
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10596973
Cataloging source
DLC
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1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelly, Scott
Dewey number
  • 629.450092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Intended audience
1140L
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Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dean, Margaret Lazarus
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True
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  • Kelly, Scott
  • Kelly, Scott
  • Kelly, Scott
  • International Space Station
  • Astronauts
  • Space flights
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Astronauts
  • Astronauts
  • United States
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a year in space, a lifetime of discovery
Label
Endurance : a year in space, a lifetime of discovery, Scott Kelly with Margaret Lazarus Dean
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  • "This is a Borzoi book."
  • Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1885211
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
387 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524731595
Lccn
2017024799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524731595
  • (OCoLC)988580692
Label
Endurance : a year in space, a lifetime of discovery, Scott Kelly with Margaret Lazarus Dean
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1885211
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
387 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524731595
Lccn
2017024799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524731595
  • (OCoLC)988580692

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