Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a record 340 consecutive days aboard the International Space Station, will speak in Kansas City on Oct. 13 in a program sponsored by the Linda Hall Library Foundation.
Kelly returned to Earth on March 1 after a nearly yearlong mission that was intended, in part, to study the effects of an extended stay in space on human physiology.
His twin brother, astronaut Mark Kelly, served as a control subject on Earth. The research will aid NASA’s understanding of the difficulties of sending humans to Mars.
Scott Kelly, who has since retired, will discuss his 143-million mile experience at a 7 p.m. lecture at Unity Temple on the Country Club Plaza, 707 W. 47th St.
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The lecture is free and open to the public, but an e-ticket is required. Register at lindahall.org. There is a maximum of four tickets for each registrant.