Scott Kelly - Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery — at GW Lisner Auditorium

Upcoming Event
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Smithsonian Associates in Partnership with Politics and Prose Bookstore Presents Scott Kelly

The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, astronaut Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have: How does it feel to be launched in a rocket? What happens to your body in zero gravity? What do you do when you get a toothache 250 miles above the Earth? Kelly discusses this and more in his new book, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, which recounts his year aboard the ISS as well as his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and what sparked his astounding career, changing his trajectory from an unfocused, below-average student to a record-setting astronaut. Kelly describes navigating the extreme challenges of long-term spaceflight: the devastating physical effects; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of depressurization or colliding with orbital debris; what it’s like to know you won’t be home for a year (and the feeling of being unable to help when tragedy strikes at home). He writes with candor about his journey, in space and on Earth, and tells fascinating (and often funny) stories about the Russian cosmonauts who accompanied him aboard the ISS. As Kelly says—a lesson he’s learned firsthand—“if we can dream it, we can do it.”

Join him in conversation with Joe Palca, science correspondent for NPR, to learn about his life on and off this planet, and what it will take to make the journey to Mars.

We are unable to take orders for signed copies of this book. The event does not include a public signing. Books will be pre-signed for attendees.

Tickets will be available at the door.


All books and tickets will be available at will call at 6 p.m. the evening of the event.
Politics & Prose will not have books or tickets available for pick up prior to the evening of the event.

GW Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
Non Fiction
Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524731595
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 17th, 2017

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