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Ready for Launch: An Astronaut's Lessons for Success on Earth

Ready for Launch: An Astronaut's Lessons for Success on Earth

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Using ten life-changing moments from his path to space, astronaut Scott Kelly shares his advice for mastering fear and failure and turning our daily struggles into rocket fuel for success--the perfect gift for graduations and other milestone moments!

In this insightful and funny read, Scott Kelly shares how a distracted student with poor grades became a record-breaking astronaut and commander of the International Space Station.

People think that astronauts are always perfect. Failure's not an option, right? But as Scott shares in his deeply intimate book, he believes that it's our mistakes and challenges that have the potential to lead to greatness. Not everyone's road to achievement is a straight line. Most of us need to navigate a bumpier road full of obstacles to get where we want to be.

Scott's story is for everyone who believes that shooting for the stars is beyond their reach!

Author: Scott Kelly
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Published: 04/12/2022
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 7.10h x 5.10w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781524764326
Audience: Young Adult

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2022
Shelf Awareness 04/29/2022
School Library Journal 06/01/2022 pg. 90

About the Author
SCOTT KELLY is a NASA astronaut best known for spending a record-breaking year in space. He is a former US Navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and veteran of four spaceflights. Kelly commanded the space shuttle Endeavour in 2007 and twice commanded the International Space Station. He lives in Houston, Texas. You can follow him on Facebook at NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, and on Instagram and Twitter at @StationCDRKelly. Visit him at

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