The Sky Below by Scott Parazynski audiobook

The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed

By Scott Parazynski  and Susy Flory
Read by Jeff Cummings , Scott Parazynski , and Homer Hickam

Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781522639145

  • ISBN: 9781522639145

Runtime: 8.84 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

“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.

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Author

Author Bio: Scott Parazynski

Author Bio: Scott Parazynski

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Author Bio: Susy Flory

Author Bio: Susy Flory

Susy Flory is the author or coauthor of five books, including the New York Times bestseller Thunder Dog. Her articles have appeared in Today’s Christian Woman, Enrichment JournalGuideposts books, Kyria.com, and with Focus on the Family.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English