February 16, 2019 10:03:02 PM
Former astronaut and International Space Station commander Scott Kelly visits Mississippi State on Thursday, Feb. 21 as part of the university Student Association's Global Lecture Series.
The record-setting astronaut and retired U.S. Navy captain will be the featured speaker at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and commanded the International Space Station on three expeditions. For one mission, Kelly spent 340 days on the International Space Station, marking the longest space mission by an American astronaut.
Through social media activity during his missions, Kelly has gained millions of followers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. He and his twin brother, Mark, another former astronaut who this week announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, recently were featured in a Super Bowl commercial for Amazon.
Kelly is author of three books, most recently publishing "Infinite Wonder: An Astronaut's Photographs from a Year in Space," a collection of photos from his record-breaking mission. He also has written "Endurance" and "My Journey to the Stars."
For more information on Kelly, visit scottkelly.com.
For more information about the Global Lecture Series or the MSU Student Association, contact Amelia Rogers at 662-325-2930 or [email protected] Updates and information will be available via Facebook under MSU Student Association, and Twitter and Instagram under the handle @msu_sa.