Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

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Knopf #ad - He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, on a previous mission, american Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, his twin brother's wife, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, was shot while he still had two months in space.

Kelly's humanity, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble new Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and determination resonate throughout, compassion, humor, ultimately challenging, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, step in spaceflight.

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery #ad - In endurance, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy. Knopf Publishing Group. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. National best sellera stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come.

The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have.

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My Journey to the Stars

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Crown Books for Young Readers #ad - Aspiring astronauts and kids interested in space will enjoy reading about Scott Kelly's journey from star-struck kid to NASA astronaut in this picture book biography. Seira wilson, amazon editornasa astronaut scott kelly was the first to spend an entire year in space! Discover his awe-inspiring journey in this fascinating picture book memoir the perfect companion to his adult book Endurance that takes readers from Scott’s childhood as an average student to his record-breaking year among the stars.

This story of an ordinary boy who grew up to do extraordinary things is perfect for children, fans of Scott's adult book Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, aspiring astronauts, and anyone who has ever tried to defy the odds. He struggled in school and often got in trouble with his twin brother, Mark.

My Journey to the Stars #ad - Then one day scott discovered a book about test pilots and astronauts that set him on a new path. His new focus led him to fly higher and higher, becoming first a pilot and then an astronaut, along with his brother—the first twin astronauts in history. Scott kelly wasn’t sure what he wanted to be when he grew up.

It will amaze and inspire you. But his greatest accomplishment of all was commanding the International Space Station and spending nearly a year in space, which set the record for the longest spaceflight by an American.

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The Right Stuff

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Picador #ad - Picador USA. From "america's nerviest journalist" newsweek--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. It is this, that tom wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, the inner life of the astronauts, that made The Right Stuff a classic.

Tom wolfe at his very best" the new york times book reviewmillions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, and even during certain odysseys on earth.

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

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Back Bay Books #ad - Hadfield is a genius, a man of science and technology and no first-timer to the universe. New york post chris hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. Back Bay Books. In his bestselling an astronaut's guide to Life on Earth, Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible.

Through eye-opening, his vivid and refreshing insights will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, entertaining stories, completely, the way you view life on Earth-especially your own. Picador USA. During this time he has broken into a space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft.

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

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Basic Books #ad - Back Bay Books. Picador USA. Their survival, and the survival of the men they left behind, depended on their small lifeboat successfully finding the island of South Georgia--a tiny dot of land in a vast and hostile ocean. In endurance, the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.

The harrowing tale of british explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age. In august 1914, polar explorer ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot.

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage #ad - 102812 has limited quantity available. In january 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed between two ice floes.

With no options left, shackleton and a skeleton crew attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization.

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Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

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Arcade Publishing #ad - 102812 has limited quantity available. This comprehensive account is told in four parts: parallel confusion Courage, and Commitment Picking Up the Pieces A Bittersweet VictoryFor the first time, Compassion, here is the definitive inside story of the Columbia disaster and recovery and the inspiring message it ultimately holds.

Timed to release for the 15th anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster, this is the epic true story of one of the most dramatic, unforgettable adventures of our time. On february 1, columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation’s eyes, 2003, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Kennedy space center was a key leader in the search and recovery effort as nasa, FEMA, state, the US Forest Service, and dozens more federal, the FBI, and local agencies combed an area of rural east Texas the size of Rhode Island for every piece of the shuttle and her crew they could find.

Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew #ad - Bringing columbia home shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges and worked together to accomplish the impossible. Featuring a foreword and epilogue by astronauts robert crippen and Eileen Collins, and dedicated to the astronauts and recovery search persons who lost their lives, this is an incredible, compelling narrative about the best of humanity in the darkest of times and about how a failure at the pinnacle of human achievement became a story of cooperation and hope.

Assisted by hundreds of volunteers, it would become the largest ground search operation in US history. Back Bay Books.

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Apollo 13

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Mariner Books #ad - Only fifty-five hours into the flight of Apollo 13, disaster struck: a mysterious explosion rocked the ship, and soon its oxygen and power began draining away. As the hours tick away, the narrative shifts from the crippled spacecraft to Mission Control, from engineers searching desperately for a way to fix the ship to Lovell's wife and children praying for his safe return.

By the time the ship splashes down in the Pacific, we understand why the heroic effort to rescue Lovell and his crew is considered by many to be NASA's finest hour. Now, thirty years after the launch of the mission, Jim Lovell and coauthor Jeffrey Kluger add a new preface and never-before-seen photographs to Apollo 13.

Apollo 13 #ad - . Minutes after the explosion, the three astronauts are forced to abandon the main ship for the lunar module, a tiny craft designed to keep two men alive for just two days. 102812 has limited quantity available. Written with all the color and drama of the best fiction, APOLLO 13 previously published as Lost Moon tells the full story of the moon shot that almost ended in catastrophe.

Picador USA. Back Bay Books. Mariner Books. As inspiring today as it was thirty years ago, the story of Apollo 13 is a timeless tribute to the enduring American spirit and sparkling individual heroism.

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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

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Picador #ad - Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet. 102812 has limited quantity available. Mariner Books. Meanwhile, the russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken.

Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. But when frank borman, jim lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on.

Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut’s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph.

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Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

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Three Rivers Press #ad - 102812 has limited quantity available. Massimino’s childhood space dreams were born the day Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Taking us through the surreal wonder and beauty of his first spacewalk, the tragedy of losing friends in the Columbia shuttle accident, and the development of his enduring love for the Hubble Telescope—which he and his fellow astronauts were tasked with saving on his final mission—Massimino has written an ode to never giving up and the power of teamwork to make anything possible.

Growing up in a working-class long island family, he catapulted himself to Columbia and then MIT, only to flunk his first doctoral exam and be rejected three times by NASA before making it through the final round of astronaut selection. Mariner Books. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that’s about to go from zero to 17, 500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, and in Spaceman he puts you inside the suit, wondering if the emergency repair you’re about to make will inadvertently ruin humankind’s chance to unlock the universe’s secrets? Mike Massimino has been there, with all the zip and buoyancy of life in microgravity.

Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe #ad - Picador USA. Back Bay Books. Spaceman invites us into a rare, wonderful world where science meets the most thrilling adventure, revealing just what having “the right stuff” really means.

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The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos

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PublicAffairs #ad - 102812 has limited quantity available. Picador USA. Mariner Books. The space barons is also a story of rivalry-hard-charging startups warring with established contractors, and the personal clashes of the leaders of this new space movement, particularly Musk and Bezos, as they aim for the moon and Mars and beyond.

The historic quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast fortunes, egos, and visions of space as the next entrepreneurial frontier The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program.

Nearly a half-century after neil armstrong walked on the moon, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen-are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel, these Space Barons-most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, and send humans even further than NASA has gone.

The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos #ad - Back Bay Books. Now they are pursuing the biggest disruption of all: space. Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, this authoritative account is a dramatic tale of risk and high adventure, the birth of a new Space Age, fueled by some of the world's richest men as they struggle to end governments' monopoly on the cosmos.

These entrepreneurs have founded some of the biggest brands in the world-Amazon, Microsoft, Virgin, Tesla, PayPal-and upended industry after industry.

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The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership, and High-Stakes Innovation

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Portfolio #ad - He ensconced himself within jpl, NASA’s decidedly unbureaucratic cousin, where success in a mission is the only metric that matters. Steltzner’s team couldn’t test their kooky solution, the Sky Crane. After getting his Ph. D. Picador USA. When nasa needed to land curiosity—a 2, 000-pound, $2. 5 billion rover—on the surface of Mars, 140 million miles away, they turned to JPL.

After barely graduating from high school, he followed his curiosity to the local community college to find out why the stars moved. Soon he discovered an astonishing gift for math and physics. Back Bay Books. 102812 has limited quantity available. For instance, conversely, balance discord and harmony, when to fight for them·how to foster mutual respect within teams while still bashing bad ideas The Right Kind of Crazy is a book for anyone who wants to channel their craziness into creativity, uncertainty, and the lack of a clear path forward·How to tell when we’re too in love with our own ideas to be objective about them—and, Steltzner describes: ·How his team learned to switch from fear-based to curiosity-based decision making·How to escape “The Dark Room”—the creative block caused by fear, and find a signal in a flood of noise.

The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership, and High-Stakes Innovation #ad - From adam steltzner, descent, who led the entry, and landing team in landing the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, comes a profound book about breakthrough innovation in the face of the impossible The Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL is home to some of history’s most jaw-dropping feats of engineering.

The right kind of crazy is a first-person account of innovation that is relevant to any­one working in science, art, or technology. Mariner Books.

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