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Astronaut and New Jersey Native Scott Kelly to speak at West Orange High School about his memoir ENDURANCE

Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Credits: Courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf /Penguin Random House

Join astronaut Scott Kelly as he speaks about his year in space, upbringing in New Jersey, and the future of the space program and the journey to Mars.

The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, astronaut Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have: How does it feel to be launched in a rocket? What happens to your body in zero gravity? What do you do when you get a toothache 250 miles above the Earth? Kelly discusses this and more in his new book, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, which recounts his year aboard the ISS as well as his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and what sparked his astounding career, changing his trajectory from an unfocused, below-average student to a record-setting astronaut. Kelly describes navigating the extreme challenges of long-term spaceflight: the devastating physical effects; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of depressurization or colliding with orbital debris; what it’s like to know you won’t be home for a year (and the feeling of being unable to help when tragedy strikes at home). He writes with candor about his journey, in space and on Earth, and tells fascinating (and often funny) stories about the Russian cosmonauts who accompanied him aboard the ISS. As Kelly says—a lesson he’s learned firsthand—“if we can dream it, we can do it.”

Tickets to this event include a signed copy of his new memoir ENDURANCE. Copies of his children's picture book My Journey to the Stars will be available at the event as well. 

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Starts: 10/17/2017 at 7:00pm

Ends: 10/17/2017 at 8:00pm

Address: 51 Conforti Ave,

Venue: West Orange High School (with Words Bookstore of Maplewood)

City: West Orange

Zip Code: 07052

State: NJ

Contact Person: Words Bookstore of Maplewood

Phone: 973-763-9500

Email: info@wordsbookstore.com

Website: http://store.wordsbookstore.com/product/scott-kelly-event-october-17th

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordsmaplewood/

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