WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange’s favorite son has set endurance records and conquered space. Now he’s ready to conquer the literary universe.

Alfred A. Knopf announced this week a new book by retired Astronaut Scott Kelly will be published in November 2017. The title of the book is, "Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars."

The Knopf announcement said that Kelly will discuss the future of space travel and tell his own story, sharing moments "great and small, heart wrenching and harrowing." It will be written in conjunction with Margaret Lazarus Dean.

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While Kelly, 52, retired nine days after his yearlong, record-breaking mission in the International Space Station (ISS) ended, he will be very busy. Kelly has a number of projects planned talking about space and the future of space travel.

Several books for young readers are scheduled to be published by Random House Children's Books, and a book highlighting the large number of pictures Kelly took aboard the ISS is also planned. Those pictures were a staple of his Twitter feed during his time in space.

In May, West Orange will roll out the red carpet for Kelly and his twin brother, Mark. They will be celebrated and will witness the renaming of the Pleasantdale Elementary School in their honor.