NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly will Present his Bestselling New Hardcover ~ Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

On Friday, December 01, 2017, at 5:00 PM, our entire Rainy Day Books Staff will go to Unity Temple on The Plaza to be in service for our NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Author Event.  Additional Admission Packages are available Now until we Sell Out!  Remember that Parking is Free, but scarce on The Plaza on a Friday Night, especially during the Holiday Season.

EVENT OVERVIEW:  NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, accompanied by a Multimedia Presentation about his Bestselling New Hardcover Endurance: A 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 NASA 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.

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

On Friday, December 01, 2017, at 5:00 PM, our entire Rainy Day Books Staff will go to Unity Temple on The Plaza to be in service for our NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Author Event.  Additional Admission Packages are available Now until we Sell Out!  Remember that Parking is Free, but scarce on The Plaza on a Friday Night, especially during the Holiday Season.

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

EVENT FORMAT:  NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, accompanied by a Multimedia Presentation about his Bestselling New Hardcover Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery.  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: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, One Stamped Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It’s your choice, for the same price.

Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In Purchases at our Sales & Service Table in Unity Temple on The Plaza, Narthex, beginning Friday, December 01, 2017, at 6:00 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

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


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