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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
7:30 p.m., Show Me Center
With a record-breaking year in space, NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly laid the groundwork for the future of space exploration. From the cover of Time magazine to interviews on "TODAY" and features in Forbes and CNN, as well as a Twitter following that is approaching a million, the world remains in awe. His life lessons and personal stories reveal unique, valuable advice on pushing one's limits and insight on the leadership and teamwork required in demanding conditions. Kelly reflects on the choices and life events that paved his path, bringing audiences to the edge of their seats as he delivers a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
An astronaut since 1996, Kelly’s achievements over his 20-year career with NASA earned him the coveted position as America’s first year-round astronaut. From March 2015 to March 2016, Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko conducted experiments, reconfigured station modules, and captivated the world with interviews and photos from the International Space Station.
The mission included NASA’s groundbreaking Twins Study, in which Kelly’s identical twin brother, retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, served on the ground as a control model in an unprecedented experiment to understand how space affects the human body.
Prior to his career with NASA, Kelly served 25 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as an experienced aviator and decorated captain.
Current Southeast faculty, staff and students can use a valid Redhawks ID to pick up a free ticket this event in the Center for Student Involvement (University Center Room 204) or the Show Me Center Box Office. Tickets for the general public are $10 and can be purchased at the Show Me Center Box Office.
Show Me Center Box Office