Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

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 A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid...

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Title:Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
Author:Scott Kelly
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1524731595
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery Reviews

  • Jamie Collins
    Nov 29, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

  • Emily
    Feb 21, 2018

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

    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...

    The best non-fiction book I have read in a long time. A few months ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about Scott Kelly and the effects that living on the International Space Station (ISS) had on his body after an entire year. Scott has an identical twin (also an astronaut) and so...

  • Jennifer
    Oct 23, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

  • Marie
    Apr 23, 2018

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

    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...

    The best non-fiction book I have read in a long time. A few months ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about Scott Kelly and the effects that living on the International Space Station (ISS) had on his body after an entire year. Scott has an identical twin (also an astronaut) and so...

    SOS... SOS ...please, can someone tell me I am crazy or out of my mind? If I am normal then why I am terrified when I am reading this book? Yes, can you imagine Hommo Sapiens will be able to set their feet into another planet beside that useless glob of rock, LA LUNE ? Is it enough...

    Endurance was a memoir by Kelly about his record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges. The book alternates chapters from his present mission and his years of training as an officer and pilot and his family life. It touches on the Challenger and C...

    3.5? (6/10) He's not exactly Shakespeare, but he was an astronaut and this blunt memoir of his life was so very informative on the whole process and experience. I love the international cooperation on the iss and the fact that so many countries and astronauts and cosmonauts work t...

    Book Description 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. My Thoughts Scott Kelly?...

    Review to come. I did listen to the audio for large chunks of it, narrated by Scott himself, and I found this added a nice element to an already very personable and interesting story. Chapters alternate between the "now" (2016) in which Scott spent almost a year on the ISS, and ...

    I've never had a burning desire to leave my home planet, but being a kid of the '80s, the space program has always intrigued me. My interests may still be childlike: how do astronauts pee, cut hair, and drink coffee in zero gravity, and the like. Scott Kelly, in his ultra direct manner...

  • Ericka Seidemann
    Dec 04, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

    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...

    The best non-fiction book I have read in a long time. A few months ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about Scott Kelly and the effects that living on the International Space Station (ISS) had on his body after an entire year. Scott has an identical twin (also an astronaut) and so...

    SOS... SOS ...please, can someone tell me I am crazy or out of my mind? If I am normal then why I am terrified when I am reading this book? Yes, can you imagine Hommo Sapiens will be able to set their feet into another planet beside that useless glob of rock, LA LUNE ? Is it enough...

    Endurance was a memoir by Kelly about his record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges. The book alternates chapters from his present mission and his years of training as an officer and pilot and his family life. It touches on the Challenger and C...

    3.5? (6/10) He's not exactly Shakespeare, but he was an astronaut and this blunt memoir of his life was so very informative on the whole process and experience. I love the international cooperation on the iss and the fact that so many countries and astronauts and cosmonauts work t...

    Book Description 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. My Thoughts Scott Kelly?...

    Review to come. I did listen to the audio for large chunks of it, narrated by Scott himself, and I found this added a nice element to an already very personable and interesting story. Chapters alternate between the "now" (2016) in which Scott spent almost a year on the ISS, and ...

    I've never had a burning desire to leave my home planet, but being a kid of the '80s, the space program has always intrigued me. My interests may still be childlike: how do astronauts pee, cut hair, and drink coffee in zero gravity, and the like. Scott Kelly, in his ultra direct manner...

    Scott Kelly has spent 340 continuous days on the International Space Station - more than any other American astronaut. That record is likely to stand for a while, since his honesty and candour in describing the experience could give other candidates second thought! Along with Russian...

    Wow. Just, wow. This memoir is a page-turner from start to finish, and I appreciated that it wasn't structured chronologically, but rather followed Kelly's storytelling with flashbacks and flashforwards to create a riveting narrative. Endurance is not just about Kelly's time on...

  • Alex Rogers
    Nov 11, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

    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...

    The best non-fiction book I have read in a long time. A few months ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about Scott Kelly and the effects that living on the International Space Station (ISS) had on his body after an entire year. Scott has an identical twin (also an astronaut) and so...

    SOS... SOS ...please, can someone tell me I am crazy or out of my mind? If I am normal then why I am terrified when I am reading this book? Yes, can you imagine Hommo Sapiens will be able to set their feet into another planet beside that useless glob of rock, LA LUNE ? Is it enough...

    Endurance was a memoir by Kelly about his record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges. The book alternates chapters from his present mission and his years of training as an officer and pilot and his family life. It touches on the Challenger and C...

    3.5? (6/10) He's not exactly Shakespeare, but he was an astronaut and this blunt memoir of his life was so very informative on the whole process and experience. I love the international cooperation on the iss and the fact that so many countries and astronauts and cosmonauts work t...

    Book Description 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. My Thoughts Scott Kelly?...

    Review to come. I did listen to the audio for large chunks of it, narrated by Scott himself, and I found this added a nice element to an already very personable and interesting story. Chapters alternate between the "now" (2016) in which Scott spent almost a year on the ISS, and ...

    I've never had a burning desire to leave my home planet, but being a kid of the '80s, the space program has always intrigued me. My interests may still be childlike: how do astronauts pee, cut hair, and drink coffee in zero gravity, and the like. Scott Kelly, in his ultra direct manner...

    Scott Kelly has spent 340 continuous days on the International Space Station - more than any other American astronaut. That record is likely to stand for a while, since his honesty and candour in describing the experience could give other candidates second thought! Along with Russian...

    Wow. Just, wow. This memoir is a page-turner from start to finish, and I appreciated that it wasn't structured chronologically, but rather followed Kelly's storytelling with flashbacks and flashforwards to create a riveting narrative. Endurance is not just about Kelly's time on...

    I received a copy of this book from Penguin Random House for an honest review. Scott Kelly's Endurance is a study in human achievement and the ISS is really the star of the show. Don't get me wrong--Scott Kelly is an interesting, personable, funny narrator, and his memoir is cohesiv...

    It was difficult to put this memoir by former astronaut Scott Kelly down. This is the story of a living hero who comes across as approachable and relatable while also inspiring awe. I had limited background knowledge of the International Space Station or spaceflight, yet I was able to ...

    I wish I could give this book even more stars! I have read several other books written by astronauts about their time in space and Endurance is, by far, my favorite. The number of details included in this story makes it a very interesting read. Scott adds in many unique insights about ...

    Who doesn't love a good astronaut bio? But Kelly does it really well, and comes across as a very interesting, genuine human being. I think he has a lot to thank his ghostwriter for, as Kelly's voice comes through loud and clear. Fascinating life, amazing experiences. He strips away the...

  • Figgy
    Feb 08, 2018

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

    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...

    The best non-fiction book I have read in a long time. A few months ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about Scott Kelly and the effects that living on the International Space Station (ISS) had on his body after an entire year. Scott has an identical twin (also an astronaut) and so...

    SOS... SOS ...please, can someone tell me I am crazy or out of my mind? If I am normal then why I am terrified when I am reading this book? Yes, can you imagine Hommo Sapiens will be able to set their feet into another planet beside that useless glob of rock, LA LUNE ? Is it enough...

    Endurance was a memoir by Kelly about his record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges. The book alternates chapters from his present mission and his years of training as an officer and pilot and his family life. It touches on the Challenger and C...

    3.5? (6/10) He's not exactly Shakespeare, but he was an astronaut and this blunt memoir of his life was so very informative on the whole process and experience. I love the international cooperation on the iss and the fact that so many countries and astronauts and cosmonauts work t...

    Book Description 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. My Thoughts Scott Kelly?...

    Review to come. I did listen to the audio for large chunks of it, narrated by Scott himself, and I found this added a nice element to an already very personable and interesting story. Chapters alternate between the "now" (2016) in which Scott spent almost a year on the ISS, and ...

  • Monica Fumarolo
    Sep 12, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

  • Michelle Mallette
    Nov 04, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

    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...

    The best non-fiction book I have read in a long time. A few months ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about Scott Kelly and the effects that living on the International Space Station (ISS) had on his body after an entire year. Scott has an identical twin (also an astronaut) and so...

    SOS... SOS ...please, can someone tell me I am crazy or out of my mind? If I am normal then why I am terrified when I am reading this book? Yes, can you imagine Hommo Sapiens will be able to set their feet into another planet beside that useless glob of rock, LA LUNE ? Is it enough...

    Endurance was a memoir by Kelly about his record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges. The book alternates chapters from his present mission and his years of training as an officer and pilot and his family life. It touches on the Challenger and C...

    3.5? (6/10) He's not exactly Shakespeare, but he was an astronaut and this blunt memoir of his life was so very informative on the whole process and experience. I love the international cooperation on the iss and the fact that so many countries and astronauts and cosmonauts work t...

    Book Description 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. My Thoughts Scott Kelly?...

    Review to come. I did listen to the audio for large chunks of it, narrated by Scott himself, and I found this added a nice element to an already very personable and interesting story. Chapters alternate between the "now" (2016) in which Scott spent almost a year on the ISS, and ...

    I've never had a burning desire to leave my home planet, but being a kid of the '80s, the space program has always intrigued me. My interests may still be childlike: how do astronauts pee, cut hair, and drink coffee in zero gravity, and the like. Scott Kelly, in his ultra direct manner...

    Scott Kelly has spent 340 continuous days on the International Space Station - more than any other American astronaut. That record is likely to stand for a while, since his honesty and candour in describing the experience could give other candidates second thought! Along with Russian...

  • Monnie
    Nov 11, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

  • Chantelle
    Nov 12, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

  • Nikki
    Sep 01, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

  • Karen
    Feb 19, 2018

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

  • Marcia
    Nov 30, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

  • Holly Socolow
    Nov 04, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Oct 16, 2017

    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 s...

  • Renee
    Nov 30, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

    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...

    The best non-fiction book I have read in a long time. A few months ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about Scott Kelly and the effects that living on the International Space Station (ISS) had on his body after an entire year. Scott has an identical twin (also an astronaut) and so...

    SOS... SOS ...please, can someone tell me I am crazy or out of my mind? If I am normal then why I am terrified when I am reading this book? Yes, can you imagine Hommo Sapiens will be able to set their feet into another planet beside that useless glob of rock, LA LUNE ? Is it enough...

    Endurance was a memoir by Kelly about his record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges. The book alternates chapters from his present mission and his years of training as an officer and pilot and his family life. It touches on the Challenger and C...

    3.5? (6/10) He's not exactly Shakespeare, but he was an astronaut and this blunt memoir of his life was so very informative on the whole process and experience. I love the international cooperation on the iss and the fact that so many countries and astronauts and cosmonauts work t...

    Book Description 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. My Thoughts Scott Kelly?...

  • Helga Cohen
    Apr 27, 2018

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

    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...

    The best non-fiction book I have read in a long time. A few months ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about Scott Kelly and the effects that living on the International Space Station (ISS) had on his body after an entire year. Scott has an identical twin (also an astronaut) and so...

    SOS... SOS ...please, can someone tell me I am crazy or out of my mind? If I am normal then why I am terrified when I am reading this book? Yes, can you imagine Hommo Sapiens will be able to set their feet into another planet beside that useless glob of rock, LA LUNE ? Is it enough...

    Endurance was a memoir by Kelly about his record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges. The book alternates chapters from his present mission and his years of training as an officer and pilot and his family life. It touches on the Challenger and C...

  • Paige
    Dec 04, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

    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...

    The best non-fiction book I have read in a long time. A few months ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about Scott Kelly and the effects that living on the International Space Station (ISS) had on his body after an entire year. Scott has an identical twin (also an astronaut) and so...

    SOS... SOS ...please, can someone tell me I am crazy or out of my mind? If I am normal then why I am terrified when I am reading this book? Yes, can you imagine Hommo Sapiens will be able to set their feet into another planet beside that useless glob of rock, LA LUNE ? Is it enough...

    Endurance was a memoir by Kelly about his record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges. The book alternates chapters from his present mission and his years of training as an officer and pilot and his family life. It touches on the Challenger and C...

    3.5? (6/10) He's not exactly Shakespeare, but he was an astronaut and this blunt memoir of his life was so very informative on the whole process and experience. I love the international cooperation on the iss and the fact that so many countries and astronauts and cosmonauts work t...

    Book Description 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. My Thoughts Scott Kelly?...

    Review to come. I did listen to the audio for large chunks of it, narrated by Scott himself, and I found this added a nice element to an already very personable and interesting story. Chapters alternate between the "now" (2016) in which Scott spent almost a year on the ISS, and ...

    I've never had a burning desire to leave my home planet, but being a kid of the '80s, the space program has always intrigued me. My interests may still be childlike: how do astronauts pee, cut hair, and drink coffee in zero gravity, and the like. Scott Kelly, in his ultra direct manner...

    Scott Kelly has spent 340 continuous days on the International Space Station - more than any other American astronaut. That record is likely to stand for a while, since his honesty and candour in describing the experience could give other candidates second thought! Along with Russian...

    Wow. Just, wow. This memoir is a page-turner from start to finish, and I appreciated that it wasn't structured chronologically, but rather followed Kelly's storytelling with flashbacks and flashforwards to create a riveting narrative. Endurance is not just about Kelly's time on...

    I received a copy of this book from Penguin Random House for an honest review. Scott Kelly's Endurance is a study in human achievement and the ISS is really the star of the show. Don't get me wrong--Scott Kelly is an interesting, personable, funny narrator, and his memoir is cohesiv...

    It was difficult to put this memoir by former astronaut Scott Kelly down. This is the story of a living hero who comes across as approachable and relatable while also inspiring awe. I had limited background knowledge of the International Space Station or spaceflight, yet I was able to ...

  • Hai Quan
    Dec 18, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

    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...

    The best non-fiction book I have read in a long time. A few months ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about Scott Kelly and the effects that living on the International Space Station (ISS) had on his body after an entire year. Scott has an identical twin (also an astronaut) and so...

    SOS... SOS ...please, can someone tell me I am crazy or out of my mind? If I am normal then why I am terrified when I am reading this book? Yes, can you imagine Hommo Sapiens will be able to set their feet into another planet beside that useless glob of rock, LA LUNE ? Is it enough...

  • Ula M
    Jun 10, 2018

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

    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...

    The best non-fiction book I have read in a long time. A few months ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about Scott Kelly and the effects that living on the International Space Station (ISS) had on his body after an entire year. Scott has an identical twin (also an astronaut) and so...

    SOS... SOS ...please, can someone tell me I am crazy or out of my mind? If I am normal then why I am terrified when I am reading this book? Yes, can you imagine Hommo Sapiens will be able to set their feet into another planet beside that useless glob of rock, LA LUNE ? Is it enough...

    Endurance was a memoir by Kelly about his record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges. The book alternates chapters from his present mission and his years of training as an officer and pilot and his family life. It touches on the Challenger and C...

    3.5? (6/10) He's not exactly Shakespeare, but he was an astronaut and this blunt memoir of his life was so very informative on the whole process and experience. I love the international cooperation on the iss and the fact that so many countries and astronauts and cosmonauts work t...

  • Rebecca
    Sep 11, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

  • Deanna
    Dec 05, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

  • Nancy
    Aug 18, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

  • Yun
    Nov 29, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

  • Samantha Colwell
    Nov 07, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

    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...

    The best non-fiction book I have read in a long time. A few months ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about Scott Kelly and the effects that living on the International Space Station (ISS) had on his body after an entire year. Scott has an identical twin (also an astronaut) and so...

    SOS... SOS ...please, can someone tell me I am crazy or out of my mind? If I am normal then why I am terrified when I am reading this book? Yes, can you imagine Hommo Sapiens will be able to set their feet into another planet beside that useless glob of rock, LA LUNE ? Is it enough...

    Endurance was a memoir by Kelly about his record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges. The book alternates chapters from his present mission and his years of training as an officer and pilot and his family life. It touches on the Challenger and C...

    3.5? (6/10) He's not exactly Shakespeare, but he was an astronaut and this blunt memoir of his life was so very informative on the whole process and experience. I love the international cooperation on the iss and the fact that so many countries and astronauts and cosmonauts work t...

    Book Description 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. My Thoughts Scott Kelly?...

    Review to come. I did listen to the audio for large chunks of it, narrated by Scott himself, and I found this added a nice element to an already very personable and interesting story. Chapters alternate between the "now" (2016) in which Scott spent almost a year on the ISS, and ...

    I've never had a burning desire to leave my home planet, but being a kid of the '80s, the space program has always intrigued me. My interests may still be childlike: how do astronauts pee, cut hair, and drink coffee in zero gravity, and the like. Scott Kelly, in his ultra direct manner...

    Scott Kelly has spent 340 continuous days on the International Space Station - more than any other American astronaut. That record is likely to stand for a while, since his honesty and candour in describing the experience could give other candidates second thought! Along with Russian...

    Wow. Just, wow. This memoir is a page-turner from start to finish, and I appreciated that it wasn't structured chronologically, but rather followed Kelly's storytelling with flashbacks and flashforwards to create a riveting narrative. Endurance is not just about Kelly's time on...

    I received a copy of this book from Penguin Random House for an honest review. Scott Kelly's Endurance is a study in human achievement and the ISS is really the star of the show. Don't get me wrong--Scott Kelly is an interesting, personable, funny narrator, and his memoir is cohesiv...

  • Toni
    Aug 15, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

    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...

  • megs_bookrack
    May 22, 2018

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

  • Scott  Hitchcock
    Jun 18, 2018

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

  • Katie
    Nov 05, 2017

    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 s...

    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 America...

    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 su...

    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 abun...

    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 S...

    All the stars in the universe! As memoirs go, this is top-notch! If you like science, you need to read this book. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Scott Kelly himself, and was hooked from start to finish. For me personally, I find it very hard to critique a memoir. I mean, it i...

    Endurance, the aptly borrowed title documenting Shackleton?s year in Antarctica , is about Scott Kelly?s record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges therein. I ended up reading the first half and listening to the second half of the book due to n...

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (like pretty much every other kid out there). To hear that Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space to advance science and to further the mission to Mars completely thrilled the kid still in me. This book of his experiences during t...

    It's difficult not to enjoy an astronaut's autobiography. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and for the sacrifices you have made in the name of science and exploration, Scott Kelly! ...

    When Scott Kelly spent his year in space, I followed him on social media and was in awe over his earth art photos that he took and posted daily! I watched his interviews from the space station, his antics as a space gorilla, and everything I could. I cried with relief when I watched hi...

    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...

    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...

    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.* Astronauts are always going to be a mystery to me. After all, there's nothing really on earth that can compare to visiting the stars, for however long or short a time. Kelly'...

    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 ...

    2.5*'s While interesting and informative it was so dry and textbook like. Worth the read if you're interested in space but don't expect any excitement. ...

    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 A...

    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...

    The best non-fiction book I have read in a long time. A few months ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about Scott Kelly and the effects that living on the International Space Station (ISS) had on his body after an entire year. Scott has an identical twin (also an astronaut) and so...

    SOS... SOS ...please, can someone tell me I am crazy or out of my mind? If I am normal then why I am terrified when I am reading this book? Yes, can you imagine Hommo Sapiens will be able to set their feet into another planet beside that useless glob of rock, LA LUNE ? Is it enough...

    Endurance was a memoir by Kelly about his record-breaking year on the International Space Station (ISS) and the challenges. The book alternates chapters from his present mission and his years of training as an officer and pilot and his family life. It touches on the Challenger and C...

    3.5? (6/10) He's not exactly Shakespeare, but he was an astronaut and this blunt memoir of his life was so very informative on the whole process and experience. I love the international cooperation on the iss and the fact that so many countries and astronauts and cosmonauts work t...

    Book Description 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. My Thoughts Scott Kelly?...

    Review to come. I did listen to the audio for large chunks of it, narrated by Scott himself, and I found this added a nice element to an already very personable and interesting story. Chapters alternate between the "now" (2016) in which Scott spent almost a year on the ISS, and ...

    I've never had a burning desire to leave my home planet, but being a kid of the '80s, the space program has always intrigued me. My interests may still be childlike: how do astronauts pee, cut hair, and drink coffee in zero gravity, and the like. Scott Kelly, in his ultra direct manner...

    Scott Kelly has spent 340 continuous days on the International Space Station - more than any other American astronaut. That record is likely to stand for a while, since his honesty and candour in describing the experience could give other candidates second thought! Along with Russian...

    Wow. Just, wow. This memoir is a page-turner from start to finish, and I appreciated that it wasn't structured chronologically, but rather followed Kelly's storytelling with flashbacks and flashforwards to create a riveting narrative. Endurance is not just about Kelly's time on...

    I received a copy of this book from Penguin Random House for an honest review. Scott Kelly's Endurance is a study in human achievement and the ISS is really the star of the show. Don't get me wrong--Scott Kelly is an interesting, personable, funny narrator, and his memoir is cohesiv...

    It was difficult to put this memoir by former astronaut Scott Kelly down. This is the story of a living hero who comes across as approachable and relatable while also inspiring awe. I had limited background knowledge of the International Space Station or spaceflight, yet I was able to ...

    I wish I could give this book even more stars! I have read several other books written by astronauts about their time in space and Endurance is, by far, my favorite. The number of details included in this story makes it a very interesting read. Scott adds in many unique insights about ...