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 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.
Kelly, who has since retired, will discuss his 143-million-mile experience in a 7 p.m. lecture at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St.
The lecture is free and open to the public, but an e-ticket is required. Registration begins at 9 a.m. July 5 at lindahall.org. There is a maximum of four tickets for each registrant.