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From the Nasa astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - what it's like out there and what it's like now, back here. Enter Scott Kelly's fascinating world and dare to think of your own a little differently. The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for most consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few of us ever have and very few of us ever will. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humour, and passion shine as he describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal. He touches on what's happened to his body, the sadness of being isolated from everyone he loves; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk, and the still more haunting threat of being absent should tragedy strike at home. From a natural storyteller Endurance is one of the finest examples the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

Издательство: "Random House, Inc." (2018)

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Kelly Scott

Kelly Scott (born June 1, 1977 in Winnipeg, Manitoba as Kelly Lynn Mackenzie) is a Canadian curler from Kelowna, British Columbia.

Scott won the 1995 World Junior Curling Championships and Canadian Junior Curling Championships when she curled out of Manitoba. She was also runner up at the 1991 Canadian Junior Curling Championships when she played lead for Jill Staub. In 2005, Scott qualified for the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts, where she finished second in the round-robin. At the Olympic trials that year, Scott would lose in the final to Shannon Kleibrink.

In March 2006, Scott won the 2006 Scott Tournament of Hearts. After leading the round robin with an 9-2 record, she beat Colleen Jones in the semi-final and then beat defending champion Jennifer Jones in the final with a solid 8-6 win. The Scott team went on to the 2006 Ford World Women's Curling Championship in Grande Prairie, Alberta where her team won the bronze medal.

At the 2006 Players' Championships, Scott scored a rare "Eight-Ender" in one of her games against Cathy King. [http://www.curlingzone.com/forums/scores/index.php?tournamentgameid=48621&tournamentid=1309]

Scott defended her title at the 2007 Scotties Tournament of Hearts defeating Jan Betker's Saskatchewan team in the final. Later, she won the 2007 World Women's Curling Championship, defeating Denmark's team of Angelina Jensen 8-4 in final. Scott became the first female skip to win a gold medal at both a World Junior Championship and a World Championship.

Scott works at Nutri-Lawn, which is owned by her parents, as a Financial Officer. In the summer 2006 Kelly Scott quit her job with the city of Kelowna due to the heavy pressure of the competitive curling season.She is married to Chad Scott.

Team mates (as of 2007):
*Jeanna Schraeder (Third)
*Sasha Carter (Second)
*Renee Simons (Lead)

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