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
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Science, Biography Memoir, Space, Biography, History, Adventure, North American Hi..., American History

Reviews Endurance

  • 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 dies and Scott Kelly reads it, fantastic!
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Rachel
    I received an ARC of this book from a giveaway...I originally thought my husband would read it (since he is a space aficionado, follows launches and SpaceX, etc) but when I received the book I was intrigued and decided to read it. I almost never read nonfiction (though am an avid fiction reader), but I'm so glad I read it! I loved it and would definitely recommend, especially if you have an interest in space stuff!Kelly juxtaposed his life onboar...
  • Bentgaidin
    An interesting memoir from an astronaut who spent a year on the ISS; coming out in October. (I read an ARC.) The story of his history with pilot training and the space program is interwoven through the description of his year in space in a triumphant call for science and exploration. Kelly makes no secret that he wants us to be going to Mars, and so the book is about the hard work we've already done, the obstacles we've overcome, and the communit...
  • Rosann
    Scott Kelly's memoir is not just a story of a man in space for a year (though that in itself is an amazing story). It is a well-told tale of a family that produced not one, but two astronauts. It is the story of the space program itself, the international nature of space exploration, the funny, exciting, exhilarating nature of one of the last real frontier. Especially apropos at this time of budget cuts, international tension and suspicion of sci...
  • Katelyn
    I love reading about space, despite the fact that I have zero interest in going there (way too terrifying). I enjoyed Kelly's memoir about how he became a test pilot and then an astronaut and his trips on the space shuttle as well as his work on the International Space Station (2 trips, including staying for a year, the longest anyone had every been up there). I'd only recommend this for fans of this genre, as it's overlong. I read an ARC that ha...
  • Linda
    Astronaut Scott Kelly takes us inside his life: how he went from being an indifferent student, to a Navy pilot, to an astronaut and ISS inhabitant. He doesn’t sugar coat anything, admitting that he was not the model husband or father. He does shine, however, in his remarkable description of life on the International Space Station and aboard the Space Shuttle. This book is not only a must read for space geeks, but also offers plenty of fascinati...
  • Just Another Fangirl
    A disjointed memoir full of f-bombs and other profanity.received ARC from publisher
  • Robin
    Enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would.
  • Katie
    ARC provided by NetGalley. Fantastic - I couldn't put it down. This will be a good one to booktalk.
  • Debbie Hathaway
    Endurance is an amazing book. As a long time space nerd, I eagerly looked forward to reading it and I was not disappointed. Scott allowed me to enter the exclusive astronaut club and become a part of the crew. I was there on his space walks and on his visits to the Russian cosmonauts. I shared his frustrations and the wonder of seeing the Earth from above. Thank you, Scott, for taking me along the trip of a lifetime.