An Evening with Astronaut Scott Kelly! @ 585 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101-2036, United States, Los Angeles [14 November]

An Evening with Astronaut Scott Kelly!


562
14
November
19:00 - 20:00

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585 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101-2036, United States
Vroman’s Bookstore presents astronaut Scott Kelly discussing Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery

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.” Join him to learn about his life on and off this planet, and what it will take to make the journey to Mars. (Interviewer TBA)

Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (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.

Tickets for this event are $34.00 + tax and are now available on EventBrite. Each ticket will include one entry and one signed copy of Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, to be handed out at the event. This event will take place at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church located at 585 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101. If there are any questions please call Vroman’s at (626) 449-5320 or visit us at vromansbookstore.com.
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