CANCELLED - Scott Parazynski - THE SKY BELOW

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
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Houston, TX 77005


NASA Astronaut, Everest climber, explorer, Olympic coach, and physician Dr. Parazynski has dedicated his life to exploration and innovation in some of the most extreme terrains on and off Earth. Whether battling an ice storm at the top of Mount Everest with a serious back injury, racing down a luge track, diving to the depths of the ocean, or being weightless in space, Dr. Parazynski reveals how perseverance, endurance and a flow state has helped him focus and make decisions in life-threatening situations.

“In calm, brainy prose and with surprising humor, [Parazynski] writes, with coauthor Flory, about his adventures in going where few have gone before him, be that space or Mount Everest…His relatable, down-to-earth discourse mingles the ordinary with the extraordinary and will have readers feeling like they’re catching up with a best friend—one who happens to be an astronaut—over beers.”—Booklist

“A genial, readable account of mountain climbing, spaceship travel, and other adventures…presented with a bit more panache.”—Kirkus Reviews

“My STS-95 crewmate, Scott Parazynski, was both a colleague and a kindred spirit. He was assigned to the mission as a physician and flight engineer, overseeing many of the medical investigations I took part in as a seasoned, 77 year-old astronaut, but I know him to be a lifelong explorer at heart. His 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, US Senator, Colonel, USMC; Mercury 7 and STS-95 astronaut

The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781503936706
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Little a - August 1st, 2017