Newly adapted for young readers from the New York Times bestseller comes the awe-inspiring memoir from NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a record-breaking year in space.

How does a boy struggling in school become an American hero and a space pioneer?

Daredevil behavior? Check. Whether it is sailing leaky boats in the Atlantic Ocean or joining an ambulance corps to race to the rescue, living on the edge is required behavior for an astronaut.

Sibling rivalry? Check. An identical twin brother who both cheers you on and eggs you on is the perfect motivator. 

Inspiration? Check. Finding the right book can unexpectedly change the course of your life by providing a dream and a road map for achieving it. 

Courage? Check. Mastering skills that could mean the difference between life and death as a fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut takes bravery.

Endurance? Check. The grit and can-do spirit that enables you to get up every time you're knocked down and fuels the power to meet each challenge head-on and then ask, "What's next?"

Scott Kelly believes, "If you can dream it, you can do it." This checklist put Scott on a rocket that launched him into space, allowed him to break a record during his inspiring year aboard the International Space Station, and showed human beings the qualities needed to go from Earth to Mars--and beyond.

"An engaging and high-flying read for nonfiction and space lovers alike." --School Library Journal

"Those who are intrigued by space travel will find this a fascinating book." --Booklist

"Recommend this to readers who are interested in current events and anyone who wants an in-depth look at a STEM-related career." --VOYA
Praise for Endurance:

"Captivating, charming . . . [Kelly] pulls back the curtain separating the myth of the astronaut from its human realities." -- The New York Times Book Review

"[Endurance] is a memoir of the right stuff that will hypnotize any space geek." --The Wall Street Journal

"Endurance, with its honest, gritty descriptions of an unimaginable life, a year off Earth, is as close as most readers will come to making that voyage themselves.” —The Financial Times

“Kelly’s account is insightful, at times humorous, heart-tugging at others. And it’s inspiring enough to change the life of some lost kid, just like The Right Stuff did for him.” —USA Today

“For space junkies, it’s absolutely required reading. . . . We feel as though we’re right there with him. A great book.” —Booklist

“This isn’t your usual astronaut’s memoir.” —The Philadelphia Tribune


Praise for My Journey to the Stars:

"Kelly’s account firmly underscores the rewards of dedication to one’s dreams." —Publishers Weekly

"Kelly’s story is an inspiration for adventure, fodder for space fascination, and a call to work hard and follow one’s dreams." —Booklist

"[Will] inspire a new generation of space ­travelers." —School Library Journal