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NWMSU to Host Astronaut Scott Kelly in Lecture Series

Captain Scott Kelly. Publicity photo from Northwest Missouri State University Media Center.

MARYVILLE, MO – NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly will be in Maryville on Tuesday, February 8th for Northwest Missouri State University’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

Captain Kelly will speak on his year in space and how he met challenges both on the space mission and his personal life. Kelly holds the record for the longest number of days in space by an American astronaut.

In addition to the year-long mission to the International Space Station, Captain Kelly commanded three expeditions to the ISS. He also wrote the best-selling book “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery and Infinite Wonder: An Astronaut’s Photograph’s From a Year in Space.”

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. on February 8th in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Artson the NWMSU campus. Face coverings are optional, but recommended.

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