Endurance by Scott Kelly


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 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 l...

Details Endurance

Release DateOct 17th, 2017
PublisherKnopf Publishing Group
GenreScience, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, Space, Nonfiction, Biography Memoir, Audiobook

Reviews Endurance

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    You might have noticed that when I read nonfiction, I read some pretty crazy topics all over the place. This time! We're delving into space. REAL SPACE. Not Your Sci-fi Space Lite ™. And this is precisely the reason why you have to read real space memoirs, especially if you're a sci-fi fan. Space just got real, and it's meaner than you've ever thought.For those who don't know what I'm talking about – this is the review of Scott Kelly's me...
  • Jennifer
    Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery is a memoir written by Scott Kelly. A former NASA astronaut, Scott Kelly is best known for spending nearly a year on the International Space Station (ISS) and (as of October 2015) for spending more time in space than any other American. He's also a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired U.S. Navy captain, a twin to another NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, a father, a son,...
  • Nancy
    The worst argument I ever had with my dad when I was growing up was over astronauts. We were at the dinner table and I had remarked that astronauts had to be superior and my dad argued that they had to be 'normal'. Dad thought that normal meant a human body that functioned as it was supposed to, and I thought superior meant they had abilities--physical and cognitive--that most of us don't have.After reading Endurance by Scott Kelly I stand by my ...
  • Deanna
    All the stars for this one, fittingly. Best read of the year, and more. I want to write a love song to this one but am not up to it. I do keep wondering if this was written completely by Kelly or with a ghost writer. It doesn’t matter to me, I just wonder how to place my abundance of kudos. If Kelly, not a professional writer, created this on his own I want to shower his with the praise. If he worked with another writer, I want to tell them tha...
  • Rebecca
    I received a free copy of this e-book from the publisher (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.I’m an absolute sucker for astronaut biographies, so I had to read this. There haven’t been a ton of books written by astronauts who have flown on the ISS. Scott Kelly is a Shuttle astronaut as well as a Russia-launched ISS astronaut, so he speaks about spaceflight from multiple perspectives. His military background comes across strongly ...
  • Marcia
    Als groot fan van verhalen die zich afspelen in de ruimte, vond ik het zeer interessant het verhaal van astronaut Scott Kelly te lezen. Afwisselend vertelt hij over zijn jaar in de ruimte en de weg om zijn droom astronaut te worden te verwezenlijken. Het is een heel persoonlijk verhaal dat je tegelijkertijd een realistisch beeld geeft van het leven aan boord van het ISS.Mijn complete recensie lees je op Oog op de Toekomst.
  • Nikki
    An excellent slice-of-life view aboard the International Space Station - along with smoothly interwoven stories through Scott Kelly's life to how he got to the opportunity to spend a year in space. I can't wait to see if an audiobook version comes out, if it does and Scott Kelly reads it, fantastic!
  • Jamie Collins
    I very much enjoyed the details of life on the space station, and I liked the discussion of some of the differences between NASA and Roscosmos.I was a little put off, however, by the negative tone of the book. Even the title must rankle with other astronauts who would give anything to “endure” a year in space, yet that’s a good description of Kelly’s experience as related here. I think he was just trying to be realistic, but his complaint...
  • Toni
    Scott Kelly has done a very good job of relating his experiences as an astronaut in a way that someone without technical knowledge can understand. Some of his stories made me laugh out loud. It did kind of drag for me near the end, but his book sparked my interest in the ISS, NASA, and a possible mission to mars.
  • Monnie
    Almost every review of this book, I'll bet, will begin something like this: "When I was a kid, outer space was fascinating...I dreamed of being an astronaut." I wholeheartedly agree with the first part; it was true of me then - back in the '50s when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was founded, and it is true now that I've reached septagenerian status. But beyond that, flying 900 feet in the air under a parasail firmly attached t...