As a medium, Twitter isn’t notable for its transmission of charm, but astronaut Scott Kelly endeared himself to the nation with the photos he tweeted from the International Space Station, where he recently spent a record 340 days. When President Obama sent him a question via Twitter–“Hey @StationCDRKelly, loving the photos. Do you ever look out the window and just freak out?”–Kelly’s answer delighted the Twittosphere: “I don’t freak out about anything, Mr. President. Except getting a Twitter question from you.”
Now Knopf will bring the story behind that famous unflappability to an even wider audience: Kelly, whose master’s degree is from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, will write a memoir with Margaret Lazarus Dean, a novelist and nonfiction writer at the same university. The book, Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars, will be published in November 2017. For more details, click here. To read more about Leaving Orbit, Margaret Lazaraus Dean’s prize-winning nonfiction book about the end of the space-shuttle program, click here.
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