COLUMBIA, S.C. — — New book has been published by Next Big Futures titled “Citizens of the Stars: An Epic Journey Into Space.”
It was written by Daniel Kuehl, who spent two years in space aboard the space shuttle Discovery.
“We are now experiencing the full extent of the space environment, but it is our first real time on earth,” Kuehler said in the book.
The book chronicles Kuehrl’s two years on the space station and how his life changed for the better.
“After two years, I found that the planet was home to a new species, and the space program was now my main life.
I became a citizen of the stars, and in that moment, the universe began to change,” Kühl said in a statement.
The space station’s crew members, including Kuehls father, Dr. Jim Kuehn, are the only people on the station who know Kueller’s real name.
“I think he’s one of the lucky ones,” Kuerhl said of his father.
The novel was written with the help of Dr. Daniel M. Shulman, a pediatrician who is the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Space Medicine.
It also was written for space historians, who had the opportunity to see the book and read Kuechlers words in person.
“The book is an amazing account of the journey from the space race to the colonization of space,” Shulmans wife, Jill, said in an email.
“It is also an amazing testament to the humanity of our astronauts, as well as the courage of the astronauts to live a dream that many in our society may never be able to imagine.”
The space book is set to be published next year.