In ‘Back to Earth,’ NASA astronaut brings the space station mindset home

By necessity, traveling to space means leaving Earth — but that round-trip journey also means coming back to Earth, and for retired NASA astronaut Nicole Stott, that piece of the experience was crucial.

Stott outlines how living and working on the International Space Station changed the way she thinks about living on Earth in her new book, “Back to Earth: What Life in Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet — and Our Mission to Protect It” (Seal Press, 2021). (Read an excerpt from “Back to Earth.”)