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Scott Kelly


Commander of Expedition 26 up to speed the International Space Train station. He piloted the Finding Space Shuttle. He offered in the U.S. Navy like a captain and was a check pilot. He offered as Airline flight Engineer on ISS Expedition 25. He and his similar twin sibling/fellow astronaut Tag Kelly will be the 1st siblings to visit into space. His sister-in-law is definitely politician Gabrielle Giffords.

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Full Name Scott Kelly
Date Of Birth February 21, 1964
Place Of Birth Orange, NJ
Profession Astronaut
Education University of Tennessee, State University of New York Maritime College, West Orange High School
Nationality American
Spouse Leslie S. Yandell
Children Samantha Kelly, Charlotte Kelly
Parents Patricia Kelly, Richard Kelly
Siblings Mark Kelly
Partner Amiko Kauderer
Music Groups Neurosis, Corrections House, Shrinebuilder, Tribes of Neurot
Nominations Shorty Award for Best in Science
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1 Brother-in-law of Gabrielle Giffords.
2 Kelly graduated from Mountain High School, New Jersey, in 1982; he received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College in 1987.
3 Kelly earned a Master of Science degree in aviation systems from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1996.
4 He is an Associate Fellow, Society of Experimental Test Pilots and Member, Association of Space Explorers.
5 Kelly undertook impressive aviation training. After receiving his commission from the State University of New York Maritime College in 1987, Kelly was designated a naval aviator in 1989 at the Naval Air Station in Beeville, Texas. At NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, he was excellent at F-14 Tomcat training.
6 Assigned to Fighter Squadron 143, Kelly made overseas deployments to the North Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Persian Gulf aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).
7 Kelly was honored with a selection to attend the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in January 1993; he completed training in June 1994.
8 Kelly joined the ranks of many famous test pilots by flying at the Strike Aircraft Test Squadron, Naval Air Warfare Center in Maryland, flying the F-14 Tomcat and F/A-18 Hornet.
9 Kelly was the first pilot to fly an F-14 with an experimental digital flight control system installed; and performed subsequent high angle of attack and departure testing.
10 By 2011, Kelly had logged over 4,000 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft and had achieved over 250 carrier landings.
11 Kelly holds a United States Coast Guard Third Mate's license.
12 Kelly was selected by NASA in April 1996 and reported to the Johnson Space Center in August of that year. He was assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Spacecraft Systems/Operations Branch.
13 As of 2011, Kelly was a veteran of three space flights and had logged more than 180 days in space.
14 Kelly served as Pilot on the Space Shuttle Discovery, a mission designated STS-103; it was the Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission of 1999. This was an 8-day mission in December, during which the crew successfully installed new instruments and upgraded systems on the Hubble. That trip and its scientific capabilities required three space walks. The mission was accomplished in 120 Earth orbits, traveling 3.2 million miles.
15 In 2007, Kelly was the Mission Commander on the 119th space shuttle flight, flown on the Endeavour. The mission was designated STS-118. This was the 22nd flight to the space station. The crew successfully added important parts and material to the International Space Station. Kelly supervised a total of four spacewalks. The mission traveled 5.3 million miles in space and was completed in a little over 12 days.
16 On October 7, 2010, Kelly launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft to serve a tour of duty on the International Space Station. He assumed command of Expedition 26, once the Soyuz TMA-19 undocked on November 24, 2010, for five months.
17 Commander Kelly and Russian Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka returned from the ISS and safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstand Steppe on March 16, 2011.
18 Kelly, divorced, has two children.
19 He is the identical twin brother of astronaut Mark Kelly.



Fox Sports Live 2017 TV Series Himself
A Beautiful Planet 2016 Documentary Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself - Aboard the International Space Station / Himself - Astronaut
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself - On International Space Station
Face the Nation 2015 TV Series Himself - Astronaut
The View 2015 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Larry King Now 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2015 TV Movie Himself
Today 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning 2015 TV Series Himself - Astronaut
A Year in Space 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Himself - Astronaut
Touch the Sky 2012 Documentary Himself
Stargazing Live 2011 TV Series Himself - Astronaut
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007 TV Series Himself - Astronaut

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1 [When asked what he looked forward to about spending 6 months aboard the International Space Station] I look forward to getting to spend more than just a few weeks and getting comfortable enough to feel like I'm actually a resident of the cosmos, I guess you'd say, rather than just a visitor.
2 I...got my Naval aviator's wings on July 7th, 1989, and then went on to fly in a fighter squadron-VF-143, the world famous Pukin' Dogs is what they're called...
3 We have many goals on board the space station, both programmatic and personal. As far as my personal goals are concerned, my priority is that no one gets hurt, we don't break any of the space station hardware, and we meet all of the program objectives.
4 I chose the Navy over the Air Force because I thought landing on the ship would be harder and more challenging than landing on a runway, and I was right, and then I was a fighter pilot. I flew the F-14 Tomcat and then decided that being a test pilot was the next level of flying challenge. And then I decided, I guess a lot of guys that are test pilots put in an application to be an astronaut and thinking then of the next level would be being a pilot or commander of the space shuttle some day, and timing and preparation and luck aligned for me to get an interview and then get selected.

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