Astronaut Scott Kelly on a NEW DATE will present Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Astronaut Scott Kelly will give a Multimedia Presentation of his New Hardcover Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  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 3 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.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  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.

NEW DATE & TIME:  Friday, December 01, 2017, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Astronaut Scott Kelly will give a Multimedia Presentation of his New Hardcover Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is Required for the Booksigning.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE OR TWO):  $29.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It’s your choice, for the same price.

Admission Packages are available for purchase through the links below.  You can also Order In-Store at our Sales & Service Counter or Call us at 913-384-3126 to place a Phone Order during our Normal Business Hours.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Publication & Sale Date for Endurance is Tuesday, October 17, 2017.  All Orders will be processed immediately.  Admission Packages of Books & Tickets will be available for Advance Pick-Up beginning Tuesday, October 17, 2017, after 10:00 AM, at Rainy Day Books.  We will automatically have your Admission Package held at the Will-Call Table of this Event if you are unable to pick it up at Rainy Day Books before Friday, December 1, 2017, at 2:00 PM.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
$29.95
SKU: ScottKellyADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: Includes One Hardcover of Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket.


$29.95
SKU: ScottKellyADMIT1

ADMITS ONE: Includes One Hardcover of Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.


$29.95
SKU: A9781524731595

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Includes One Author Autographed Hardcover of Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by Astronaut Scott Kelly.


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