Endurance, Young Readers Edition by Scott Kelly audiobook

Endurance, Young Readers Edition: My Year in Space and How I Got There

By Scott Kelly
Read by George Newbern

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Discover what it's like to spend a year in space in this awe-inspiring memoir from a real-life NASA astronaut who did just that! Prepare to blast off with astronaut Scott Kelly as he takes readers on a journey through his year aboard the International Space Station and his life prior to becoming a true American hero. Discover the extreme challenges of long-term spaceflight, the pressures of living in close quarters with people from many countries, the extremely dangerous risk of colliding with space junk and the unnerving feeling of not being able to help if tragedy strikes at home. Find out the story of Kelly's childhood, his struggles in school, and ultimately the inspiration that sparked his incredible career, and the training to become a test-pilot and then astronaut. This personal and fascinating story, newly adapted for young readers from the New York Times bestseller, will encourage aspiring astronauts and young readers everywhere to believe in the impossible and reach for the stars. "An engaging and high-flying read for nonfiction and space lovers alike." --School Library Journal "Those who are intrigued by space travel will find this a fascinating book." --Booklist "Recommend this to readers who are interested in current events and anyone who wants an in-depth look at a STEM-related career." --VOYA

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Summary

Summary

Discover what it's like to spend a year in space in this awe-inspiring memoir from a real-life NASA astronaut who did just that!

Prepare to blast off with astronaut Scott Kelly as he takes readers on a journey through his year aboard the International Space Station and his life prior to becoming a true American hero.

Discover the extreme challenges of long-term spaceflight, the pressures of living in close quarters with people from many countries, the extremely dangerous risk of colliding with space junk and the unnerving feeling of not being able to help if tragedy strikes at home. Find out the story of Kelly's childhood, his struggles in school, and ultimately the inspiration that sparked his incredible career, and the training to become a test-pilot and then astronaut.

This personal and fascinating story, newly adapted for young readers from the New York Times bestseller, will encourage aspiring astronauts and young readers everywhere to believe in the impossible and reach for the stars.

"An engaging and high-flying read for nonfiction and space lovers alike." --School Library Journal

"Those who are intrigued by space travel will find this a fascinating book." --Booklist

"Recommend this to readers who are interested in current events and anyone who wants an in-depth look at a STEM-related career." --VOYA

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Kelly’s account firmly underscores the rewards of dedication to one’s dreams. Publishers Weekly
"Kelly’s story is an inspiration for adventure, fodder for space fascination, and a call to work hard and follow one’s dreams. Booklist
[Will] inspire a new generation of space ­travelers. School Library Journal
This isn’t your usual astronaut’s memoir.  The Philadelphia Tribune
For space junkies, it’s absolutely required reading. . . . We feel as though we’re right there with him. A great book. Booklist
[Endurance] is a memoir of the right stuff that will hypnotize any space geek. The Wall Street Journal
Endurance, with its honest, gritty descriptions of an unimaginable life, a year off Earth, is as close as most readers will come to making that voyage themselves. The Financial Times
Kelly’s account is insightful, at times humorous, heart-tugging at others. And it’s inspiring enough to change the life of some lost kid, just like The Right Stuff did for him. USA Today
Captivating, charming . . . [Kelly] pulls back the curtain separating the myth of the astronaut from its human realities. - The New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Scott Kelly

Author Bio: Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired US Navy captain. A veteran of four space flights, he commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. In October 2015, he set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space, the single longest space mission by an American astronaut.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.04
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English