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Jan
29

Authors@Wharton: Scott Kelly

January 29, 2018

Monday, January 29 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EST
8th Floor, Jon M. Huntsman Hall

Scott Kelly

NASA Astronaut and American Record Holder for Single Longest Mission in Space

in conversation with Professor Adam Grant

on his new book

ENDURANCE: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

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A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come.

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

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