Scott Parazynski - THE SKY BELOW

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

"Scott Parazynski's drive, curiosity, inventiveness, and great humor shine through the pages of The Sky Below and will certainly inspire future generations to pursue their dreams with every fiber in their being." --John Glenn, NASA astronaut

An epic memoir from a man whose life is defined by exploration and innovation, The Sky Below re-creates some of the most unforgettable adventures of our time. From dramatic, high-risk spacewalks to author Scott Parazynski's death-defying quest to summit Mount Everest--his body ravaged by a career in space--readers will experience the life of an elite athlete, physician, and explorer.

This intimate, compelling account offers a rare portrait of space exploration from the inside. A global nomad raised in the shadow of NASA's Apollo missions, Parazynski never lost sight of his childhood dream to one day don a spacesuit and float outside the airlock. With deep passion, unbridled creativity, resilience, humility, and self-deprecation, Parazynski chases his dream of the ultimate adventure experience, again and again and again. In an era that transitioned from moon shots to the Space Shuttle, space station, and Mars research, Parazynski flies with John Glenn, tests jet packs, trains in Russia to become a cosmonaut, and flies five missions to outer space (including seven spacewalks) in his seventeen-year NASA career.

An unparalleled, visceral opportunity to understand what it's like to train for--and deploy to--a home in zero gravity, The Sky Below also portrays an astronaut's engagement with the challenges of his life on Earth, including raising a beautiful autistic daughter and finding true love.

Note: You must have a signing pass in order to have your book signed at this event. If you purchase a copy of THE SKY BELOW at Brazos, a signing pass will come free with the book. If you have purchased your book elsewhere and bring it to the event to be signed, a signing pass is $5.00. You may purchase a signing pass at the link below, or at the door the night of the event.

SKU: x11111

The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781503936706
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little a - August 1st, 2017