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The Sky Is Not The Limit: Lessons From A Year In Space

October 13, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We have reached our seating capacity for this event, but an adjacent overflow room will be available. Registration for the overflow room will be on-site at Unity Temple on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited to 300 seats.

We are not videotaping or live streaming the event. This will be the only opportunity to watch Captain Scott Kelly’s lecture!

** We encourage registrants whose plans have changed to please notify us at events@lindahall.org if you have unused tickets. **

This event is presented by the Linda Hall Library Foundation and made possible through a generous gift from Mike and Millie Brown.

The lecture

Back from his historic record-breaking year in space, NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly has laid the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration, and continues to garner media exposure like no other pioneer of our time. From the cover of TIME to live interviews on TODAY to features in Forbes and on CNN to a Twitter following that is rapidly approaching one million, the world remains in awe as we celebrate a hero’s return to the planet that is home, from an adventure that is extraordinary. With life lessons and personal stories that reveal unique and valuable advice on pushing one’s own limits, to insight on the leadership and teamwork required in such demanding conditions, and the challenges—such as long-term deprivation from loved ones and Planet Earth—Captain Kelly reflects on the choices and life events that paved his journey’s path and brings audiences to the edge of their seats as he delivers a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

The speaker

An astronaut since 1996, Kelly’s achievements over his illustrious 20-year career with NASA earned him the coveted position as America’s first year-round astronaut. On his historic mission that spanned from March 2015 to March 2016, Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko conducted experiments, reconfigured station modules, and captivated the world with live interviews and never-seen-before photos from the International Space Station. The historic mission also 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.

Admission tickets

We have reached our seating capacity for this event, but an adjacent overflow room will be available. Registration for the overflow room will be on-site at Unity Temple on a first-come, first-served basis.

We are not videotaping or live streaming the event. This will be the only opportunity to watch Captain Scott Kelly’s lecture!

We encourage registrants whose plans have changed to please notify us at events@lindahall.org if you have unused tickets.

Parking at Unity Temple on the Plaza

Unity Temple is located at 707 W. 47th Street in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza. Free parking is available in the five-level parking structure on the west side of Unity Temple.

 

Details

Date:
October 13, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Organizer

Eric Ward
Phone:
816.926.8753
Website:
www.lindahall.org

Venue

Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 W 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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For reservation questions, please email events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8772 to leave a message.

Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information on these events.