Endurance by Scott Kelly: Book Review

Embark on a thrilling journey beyond Earth with astronaut Scott Kelly in his book “Endurance.” Join him on a mission that pushes the limits of human endurance and offers a unique perspective on life in space.

Sneak Peak

In “Endurance,” Scott Kelly recounts his record-breaking year-long mission aboard the International Space Station. He shares the challenges, triumphs, and personal insights gained during his time in space, providing a captivating glimpse into the life of an astronaut.

My Take

I found “Endurance” to be a captivating and insightful read that offers a rare glimpse into the life of an astronaut. Scott Kelly’s storytelling is engaging, and he vividly describes the physical and mental challenges of living in space for an extended period. One aspect I particularly enjoyed was Kelly’s reflections on the impact of his mission on his relationships with family and friends back on Earth. His honesty and vulnerability add depth to the narrative, making it relatable to readers from all walks of life. However, at times, the technical details about space missions might be overwhelming for readers not familiar with the subject.

What Makes the Book Unique

One standout feature of “Endurance” is its raw and honest portrayal of the astronaut experience. Kelly does not shy away from discussing the physical toll of space travel on the body or the emotional strains of being away from loved ones for an extended period. This transparency gives the reader a real sense of the sacrifices and rewards of space exploration.


“Endurance” by Scott Kelly is a must-read for anyone curious about life in space and the resilience of the human spirit. With its compelling narrative and heartfelt reflections, this book offers a unique perspective on the challenges and wonders of space travel. I highly recommend “Endurance” to both space enthusiasts and readers looking for an inspiring true story.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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