Retired NASA astronaut and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly will share lessons he learned about leadership and perseverance during his 143-million mile journey in space, at a lecture hosted by the Linda Hall Library Foundation.
The lecture will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at Unity Temple on the Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. However, attendees must register for an e-ticket. Registration for this event will begin at 9:00 a.m. on July 5 at scottkelly.lhlfound.org. The event is made possible through a generous gift by Mike and Millie Brown.
Kelly will discuss his experience as the first American astronaut to spend a year in space. He will describe the things he learned from his unique vantage point in viewing the Earth, and his collaboration with his Russian counterparts.
“Scott Kelly is an American hero, and we are thrilled to have him share his experiences with our patrons,” said Linda Hall Library President Lisa Browar. “The Library and the Foundation have hosted lectures by numerous astronauts and other important NASA figures in the past that have expanded our understanding of science and technology, and we look forward to Commander Kelly’s lecture as much as any of them.”
The crew for the yearlong mission conducted nearly 400 investigations to advance NASA’s mission, which included a number of studies to inform NASA’s plans to travel to Mars. The expedition included unique experiments that involved Kelly’s identical twin brother, former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, who participated in parallel twin studies on Earth to help scientists compare the effects of space on the body at a cellular level.