Authors LIVE! Presents Scott Kelly
Nov 6, 2017, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall
3300 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX US 75205
Date: Nov 6, 2017
Free! No reservation required to attend the event.
Presented in partnership with Friends of the Highland Park Library and Friends of the SMU Libraries.
A book signing follows the presentation for those who choose to purchase books.
An Author’s Reception will be held at 6:00 pm. Cost is $30 to meet the author and get a signed book (by reservation only). Register to attend the reception by calling 214.523.2240 or by emailing You may pay at the door by cash or check.
"A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years.
The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly inimical to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of depressurization or 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, on another mission, his twin brother's wife, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and passion resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging step in American spaceflight. A natural storyteller and modern-day hero, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy."
Category: Authors Live