PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held at Capital University’s Mees Auditorium. Click here for a map.
TICKET PICK UP: If you have not received your tickets yet, please pick them up at Will Call when you arrive at Mees Auditorium.
WALK-IN TICKETS: Online ticket sales have ended. All ticket types (book combination, reading only, and student reading only) will be available for purchase at the event.
About the Event
To say that Scott Kelly is an astronaut is a huge understatement. He spent a record-breaking year in space. He is a former Navy fighter pilot, a test pilot, and a veteran of four spaceflights. Kelly commanded the space shuttle Endeavour in 2007 and twice commanded the International Space Station.
Kelly will visit Thurber House with his national best seller, Endurance: My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery and the newly released beautiful book of photos, Infinite Wonder: An Astronaut’s Photographs from a Year in Space (release date: October 30, 2018). Endurance is a stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station. Kelly has experienced things very few have. He takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life and describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane, including the agonizing situation he faced when, with two months left on a space mission, his twin brother's wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot.
This event will conclude with a book signing and the opportunity to meet Scott Kelly.
Reading Only: $50
Reading and Book Combination: $65*
Student Reading Only: $10 (valid for students 18 and under and college students with ID)
*Reading and Book Combination tickets include the reading and one copy of Endurance: My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery (books will be available for pick up at the event).
All tickets are non-refundable.
Approach the event on College Avenue and follow the event parking signs.
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM. The event begins at 7:00 pm.