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Scott Kelly’s Photographs Showcase ‘Infinite Wonder’ of Space

The former astronaut has a new book of images he shot during his year in space.

A photo of earth by former astronaut Scott Kelly taken during his time on the International Space Station. It’s featured in his collection of photography, Infinite Wonder.

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Scott Kelly - Infinite Wonder - Book CoverIn 2016, astronaut Scott Kelly returned home to earth after spending nearly a full year aboard the International Space Station as part of an experiment studying the long-term effects on the human body of living in space.

Now, Kelly has a new book of photographs from his year in space called Infinite Wonder (on sale Oct. 30).

Last fall, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn spoke with Kelly about his memoir of that year in space called Endurance. They spoke about the challenges of re-adjusting to life back on earth and the toll on his body.

Former astronaut Scott Kelly.

In the introduction of the book, Kelly talks about how terrible his body felt shortly after returning because it was still adjusting to the gravity that hadn't been present for almost a year.

Kelly will hold a book signing at Brazos Bookstore on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.

  • A photo of earth by former astronaut Scott Kelly taken during his time on the International Space Station. It's featured in his collection of photography, Infinite Wonder. (Photo Credit: scottkelly.com)
    A photo of earth by former astronaut Scott Kelly taken during his time on the International Space Station. It's featured in his collection of photography, Infinite Wonder. (Photo Credit: scottkelly.com)
  • A photo of earth by former astronaut Scott Kelly taken during his time on the International Space Station. It's featured in his collection of photography, Infinite Wonder. (Photo Credit: scottkelly.com)
    A photo of earth by former astronaut Scott Kelly taken during his time on the International Space Station. It's featured in his collection of photography, Infinite Wonder. (Photo Credit: scottkelly.com)
  • Just before the 15th anniversary of continuous human presence on the International Space Station on Nov. 2, 2015, U.S. astronaut and commander of the Expedition 45 crew, Scott Kelly, poses next to a portal looking down on the earth. (Photo Credit: nasa.gov)
    Just before the 15th anniversary of continuous human presence on the International Space Station on Nov. 2, 2015, U.S. astronaut and commander of the Expedition 45 crew, Scott Kelly, poses next to a portal looking down on the earth. (Photo Credit: nasa.gov)
  • NASA astronaut Scott Kelly works inside the U.S. Destiny Laboratory on board the International Space Station on Sept. 1, 2015. Destiny is the primary research laboratory for U.S. payloads, supporting a wide range of experiments. (Photo Credit: nasa.gov)
    NASA astronaut Scott Kelly works inside the U.S. Destiny Laboratory on board the International Space Station on Sept. 1, 2015. Destiny is the primary research laboratory for U.S. payloads, supporting a wide range of experiments. (Photo Credit: nasa.gov)
  • Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA rests in a chair outside of the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft just minutes after he and Russian cosmonauts landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 (Kazakh time). (Photo Credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)
    Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA rests in a chair outside of the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft just minutes after he and Russian cosmonauts landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 (Kazakh time). (Photo Credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)