Thursday, November 16
Astronaut and retired U.S. Navy captain Scott Kelly joins us for a reading from his incredible memoir, Endurance, in conversation with Puget Sound Business Journal aerospace beat writer Andrew McIntosh.
The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Kelly has experienced things very few have. Discover the extreme challenges of long-term spaceflight: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation; the pressures of close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of depressurization or colliding with space junk, and the still more haunting threat of being far away should tragedy strike at home. Kelly's compassion, humor, and passion resonate throughout, this memoir of a rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood, youthful inspiration, and a vision for the future of American spaceflight.