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Books-A-Million to Host Retired American Astronaut Scott Kelly for Two Book Signing Events in October

Books-A-Million to Host Retired American Astronaut Scott Kelly for Two Book Signing Events in October

10/04/2017

Books-A-Million to Host Retired American Astronaut Scott Kelly for Two Book Signing Events in October

Exclusive author events to highlight Kelly’s novel, “Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery”

A veteran of four space flights, author Scott Kelly is teaming up with Books-A-Million to host two book signing events featuring his most recent book, “Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery.” These events will be held on Saturday, October 28 at 2 p.m. at the Books-A-Million at 5000 Katy Mills Circle in Katy, Texas on and on Tuesday, October 31 at 7 p.m. at the Books-A-Million at 1910 Wells Road in Orange Park, Florida. All ticket holders and pre-purchasers will receive personalized copies of his new book at the events.

The American record holder for most consecutive days spent in space, 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 International Space Station (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.

Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut and a retired U.S. Navy captain. Kelly commanded the ISS on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. In October 2015, he set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space, the single longest space mission by an American astronaut. He lives in Houston, Texas.

To attend these events, guests must purchase a ticket, which includes entry to the event, a photo opportunity with Mr. Kelly and a personalized copy of “Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery.” Tickets for the Katy, Texas event can be purchased at scottkellytxbam.eventbrite.com and tickets for the Orange Park, Florida event can be purchased at scottkellyflbam.eventbrite.com. Author Scott Kelly will be signing his recent novel, as well as copies of his children’s book “My Journey to the Stars.” All ages are welcome.

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