Astronaut Scott Kelly will visit Iowa State to share stories from his time in space

Capt. Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot, engineer, retired U.S. Navy captain and retired astronaut. During his time as an astronaut, Kelly went on four space flights, commanded the International Space Station on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS starting in 2015 – this set the record for the most consecutive days in space. 

Astronaut Scott Kelly presents "The Sky Is Not The Limit"
Astronaut Scott Kelly presents “The Sky Is Not The Limit”

Kelly will present “The Sky Is Not The Limit” on Monday February 18, at 7 p.m. in Stephens Auditorium. No tickets are required for this free and general admission event.

There will be a book signing, for his best-selling novel “Endurance,”immediately following the lecture in the Celebrity Café on the lower level of Stephens Auditorium.

For more information about the lecture and Capt. Scott Kelly visit the University News Service website

This lecture is the keynote for the ISU Symposium on Sustainability, part of the Live Green! Initiative’s 10th Anniversary celebration. This presentation is a part of the Lecture’s Program’s National Affairs Series and World Affairs Series.


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