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From: Geneva, Switzerland
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posted 02-05-2018 05:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Infinite Wonder: An Astronaut's Photographs from a Year in Space
by Scott Kelly
From the record-breaking astronaut, national hero, and best-selling author of Endurance, a breathtaking collection of photos documenting his journey on the International Space Station, the vastness of space, and the unparalleled beauty of our own home planet.

One's perspective shifts when one lives for an entire year--as Commander Scott Kelly, and no other American astronaut in history, has — in the isolating, grueling, and utterly unforgiving vacuum of space. Kelly's photos prove that this perspective — from 250 miles above earth — while hard-won, is also almost unspeakably beautiful. He mastered the rare art of microgravity photography.

Using a Nikon D4 with a long 800mm lens and a 1.4x magnifying zoom lens, he panned the camera as the shutter released in order to compensate for the space station's velocity: 17,500 mph relative to the earth. Kelly's artist's eye helped make him a social media sensation, and here his photos are collected alongside his own commentary, which sets the images in their proper contexts, human and cosmic.

Kelly captures sunsets, moonrises, the aurora borealis, and the luminous, hazy tapestry of the Milky Way. He presents snapshots of life and work on the International Space Station, from spacewalks to selfies. But above all — or floating amid all — he takes the earth itself as his celestial muse. Here are hurricanes, wrinkled mountains, New York City shining like a galaxy — glorious photographs that are, in themselves, a passionate argument for the preservation of our planet in the face of climate change and environmental destruction.

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Knopf (October 30, 2018)
  • ISBN-10: 1524731846
  • ISBN-13: 978-1524731847

Hart Sastrowardoyo

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posted 02-05-2018 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Be interesting to compare this with Terry Virts' book, since they overlapped on Expedition 43.


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posted 02-05-2018 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Photo books by former ISS expedition astronauts seem to be de rigueur as of late, what with Tim Peake's and Chris Hadfield's books also being released.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 07-11-2018 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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