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Scott Kelly (1) (1964–)

Teoksen Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery tekijä

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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. During näytä lisää the Year in Space mission, he set records for the total accumulated number of days spent in space and for the single longest space mission by an American astronaut. He lives in Houston, Texas. näytä vähemmän

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Overall, this is nowhere near my favorite astronaut autobiography. (For that, you should go to Michael Collins' Carrying the Fire.) As a biography, there are aspects of Endurance that I felt were lacking. But I suspect that these gaps were intentional in order to spare Kelly or others some embarrassment. And in terms of literary style, this is nothing spectacular. However, as a perspective piece on what it means to be an astronaut and the unique experiences and perspective that brings, the book was satisfactory. I especially found Kelly's epilogue warm and touching.
[Audiobook note: Kelly reads this himself. On the one hand, there's certainly something to be said for hearing an autobiography in the author's voice. But on the other hand, Kelly is not particularly expressive, delivering a rather monotone performance. Also, the sound quality is rather tinny.]
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Treebeard_404 | 50 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 23, 2024 |
A coffee table book full of photographs astronaut Scott Kelly took in and from space. There's a section featuring images of life aboard the ISS and other pictures from his mission there, and one of lovely images of Earth showing its curvature, often with glowing aurora or with parts of the ISS also visible, including some space selfies in front of the station's cupola windows. But the bulk of it is made up of what Kelly calls "Earth Art": color-enhanced images of strikingly complex or varied terrain on the Earth's surface, some of which do look rather like abstract art. It's beautiful stuff, well-presented, although the accompanying text is fairly sparse, so don't expect any long explanations abut the geology of what you're looking at.

I have several books of Earth-from-space photographs now, and I never, ever seem to get tired of them. It really is an amazing planet we've got here.
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bragan | 1 muu arvostelu | Nov 25, 2023 |
Listed to the audiobook. Took me a while to get into this book. It was interesting but wasn't really hooking me. That changed about 30-40% way through when I started thinking about it when not listening and listened whenever I could. All in all it was a really good book but may be a little hard to get into for some.
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dendorf | 50 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 30, 2023 |
3.5 stars. The book alternates between two timelines - Kelly's life story and the story of the year in space. Maybe it was just because I listened to the audiobook version, late in the book when the author was discussing various space missions, I had a harder time keeping the timelines straight. Overall, this gave a pretty informative view of life on the international space station.
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CarolHicksCase | 50 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 12, 2023 |



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