Astronaut Scott Kelly To Speak At CU Boulder On October 3

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly inside the cupola of the International Space Station, a special module that provides a 360-degree viewing of the Earth and the station. Image Credit: NASA

September 4, 2018 – Scott Kelly, former commander of the International Space Station and U.S. Navy captain, will speak at Macky Auditorium on Wednesday, October 3.

Kelly is being hosted by the Distinguished Speakers Board, a CU Boulder student-led organization. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m., with the event beginning at 7:30 p.m.

CU Boulder student ($2) and faculty/staff ($15) tickets will be cash only and will require a valid Buff OneCard at time of purchase. Tickets will be sold weekdays beginning Monday, September 17, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at the first-floor event table in the University Memorial Center and will continue through October 2 or until tickets are sold out.

Public tickets ($25) will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, September 17, exclusively at Audience members are encouraged to submit questions for Kelly via #KellyCU on Twitter or Facebook, which will be posed during a moderated Q&A following the speech.

About Scott Kelly

Kelly began his career as an engineer, fighter and test pilot for the U.S. Navy. As the American record-holder for the most consecutive days spent in space, Kelly has flown on four space flights, serving on three International Space Station (ISS) missions.

He also has won numerous awards, including the the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal and Navy Achievement Medal. His book Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery was recently featured on The New York Times bestseller list.

“Kelly is a highly distinguished speaker and astronaut, who has captivated the world while laying the groundwork for future space travel and exploration,” said CU Boulder student Jessica Yan, chair of the Distinguished Speakers Board. “Kelly, with his humor and wit, will share the extraordinary story of his 143-million-mile adventure and year spent in space.”