Tickets will be available at the door!
Tuesday, November 7, 7pm
St. Louis University High School Performance Arts Center
Left Bank Books retired astronaut Scott Kelly, who will discuss his new book, Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery, with James S. McDonnell Professor of Space Sciences Ramanath Cowsik!
The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, astronaut Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have: How does it feel to be launched in a rocket? What happens to your body in zero gravity? What do you do when you get a toothache 250 miles above the Earth? Kelly discusses this and more in Endurance, which recounts his year aboard the ISS as well as his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and what sparked his astounding career, changing his trajectory from an unfocused, below-average student to a record-setting astronaut. Learn about his life on and off this planet, and what it will take to make the journey to Mars. As Kelly says—a lesson he's learned firsthand—"if we can dream it, we can do it."
"[Endurance] is replete with humor, thrills, surreal details, and recurring moments of ordinary humanity that turn Kelly's tale into a loving tribute to the pioneering individuals who risk all to shepherd man's exploration of the vast beyond." —Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed
– A $35 ticket admits ONE and include ONE pre-signed copy of Endurance.
– A $40 ticket admits TWO and includes ONE pre-signed copy of Endurance and a $5 rebate towards the purchase of a second copy at the event.
Tickets available below. Please note: All copies of Endurance will come pre-signed. Scott will not be signing books at this event. Those who purchase a ticket and do not attend the event must pick up their copy of Endurance or contact Left Bank Books to arrange for shipping within 60 days of the event.
Ramanath Cowsik is the James S. McDonnell Professor of Space Sciences and Director, McDonnell Center of the Space Sciences at Washington University. Cowsik’s scientific contributions span over several decades and are in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology and non-accelerator particle physics; these are recorded in over 200 research papers. His paper describing the role of neutrinos and other weakly interacting particles in cosmology as dark matter, thence deriving strict bounds on their masses, was chosen by the American Physical Society in its heritage collection of 1000 seminal papers. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences and TWAS-The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.