Terrific program last night at the Museum of Natural History in New York. Scott Kelly interviewed by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Scott, spent one year on the space station. The most interesting part, to me, was he was an indifferent student, destined for trade school, according to his father, until he was 18, struggling with ADHD. Reading, Wolfe’s “The Right Stuff”, changed his direction.

His most frightening moment came when NASA said it was critical his daughter speak with him on the secure link. For the 20 minutes it took to get connected he was very worried. When they were finally connected, she said she was just lonely. Drinking “recycled” water from the sewage processing device on board was an acquired taste. Working with people from other countries on which you depended, was the best part of the experience. Scott’s Russian colleague suggested instead of trying to grow tomatoes, they grow potatoes because you could live on potatoes and make them into vodka.

Highly recommend, “Endurance” by Scott Kelly, and “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil deGrasse Tyson!