The lecture details Captain Scott Kelly’s 20 year career with NASA and how he achieved the coveted position as America’s first year-round astronaut. From March of 2015 to March of 2016, Kelly and Russian cosmonaut, Mikhail Kornienko, conducted experiments, reconfigured space modules, hosted live interviews and sent captivating photos from space to the International Space Center. Alongside these achievements, Captain Scott Kelly also took part in a personal physiological experiment with his twin brother, retired NASA Astronaut, Mark Kelly. Mark Kelly served as a control on earth to gauge how space travel affects the human body in comparison to Scott Kelly’s body after a year of space travel.
“The mission Scott embarked on pushed the limits of what Americans can do in space,” said NBC News
Captain Scott Kelly has gone on to captivate the world from earth too. He has been featured on the cover of Time, in Forbes, has had live interviews on Today and appearances on CNN. He even has a forthcoming memoir entitled Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars that has been picked up as a feature film.
Don’t miss his stop in Santa Barbara, join UCSB Arts & Lectures for a fascinating portrayal of space travel on Monday.
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