Kelly, a UT alumnus, who last month returned from a yearlong mission at the International Space Station, will publish Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars. The book will explore the future of space travel and tell his own story. Kelly and Dean will write the book together, which is scheduled for publication in November 2017. Read the full story.
Dean, an associate professor of English, is author of two books. The first, a novel, The Time It Takes to Fall, is set near Cape Canaveral and follows a fictional NASA family through the aftermath of the Challenger disaster. The second, Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight, a book-length work of creative nonfiction, documents the final year of the space shuttle program. Leaving Orbit was named one of the Top Books of 2015 by New York Times book reviewer Michiko Kakutani.