Astronaut Scott Kelly is a engineer,retired American astronaut, and a retired U.S Navy Captain.In October 2015, he set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space by an American astronaut, 382. For the ISS year long mission, Kelly spent 340 consecutive days in space.
In a Friday, March 4, 2016 file photo, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly speaks during a press conference, in Houston. Alfred A. Knopf announced Wednesday, April 6, 2016, that they have a book deal with Kelly, who last month returned from a yearlong, record-breaking mission at the International Space Station, for “Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars.”Knopf said Kelly will discuss the future of space travel and tell his own story.
The next adventure for astronaut Scott Kelly will take place in the world of books.Kelly also plans several works for young people to be published by Random House Children’s Books, and a collection of photographs taken aboard the space station. The 52-year-old Kelly announced his retirement nine days after his mission ended.
Knopf announced Wednesday that Kelly will discuss the future of space travel and tell his own story, sharing moments “great and small, heart wrenching and harrowing.” The book is scheduled for publication in November 2017 and will be written with Margaret Lazarus Dean.