Top 14 Most Famous Scotty Kelly Quotes to Inspire You – A Veteran of Four Space Flights
“I’ve learned that most problems aren’t rocket science, but when they are rocket science, you should ask a rocket scientist. In other words, I don’t know everything, so I’ve learned to seek advice and counsel and to listen to experts.”Scotty Kelly
“I’ve learned that an achievement that seems to have been accomplished by one person probably has hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people’s minds and work behind it, and I’ve learned that it’s a privilege to be the embodiment of that work.”Scotty Kelly
“What is it worth to see two former bitter enemies transform weapons into transport for exploration and the pursuit of scientific knowledge? What is it worth to see former enemy nations turn their warriors into crewmates and lifelong friends? This is impossible to put a dollar figure on, but to me it’s one of the things that makes this project worth the expense, even worth risking our lives.”Scotty Kelly
“I turn off the light and close my eyes. Sleeping while floating isn’t easy, especially when you’re out of practice. Even though my eyes are closed, cosmic flashes occasionally light up my field of vision, the result of radiation striking my retinas, creating the illusion of light. This phenomenon was first noticed by astronauts during the Apollo era, and its cause still isn’t thoroughly understood. I’ll get used to this, too, but for now the flashes are an alarming reminder of the radiation zipping through my brain.”Scotty Kelly
“Only later, when the Twitter chat is over, do I have the chance to reflect that I just experienced being trolled, in space, by the second man on the moon, while also engaging in a Twitter conversation with the president.”Scotty Kelly
Scotty Kelly Short Biography
Kelly graduated from the State University of New York Maritime College in 1987 with a degree in electrical engineering.
In 1993, Kelly attended the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, and after graduating in June 1994 went on to become a test pilot.
The following year, Kelly applied to become a NASA astronaut. After completing 2 years of training, he was assigned to work on the International Space Station.
When Scott Kelly wasn’t piloting a space shuttle, he also spent his time as director of operations in Star City, Russia.
On March 27, 2015, Scott Kelly and a veteran Russian cosmonaut were launched to the ISS, this would be Scott Kelly’s longest time spent in space.
Kelly devoted his time to his tasks. He was able to restore a moldy plant experiment back to health, and among other things; was updating the media on their progress through tweets, and several video conferences. He returned to earth on March 2, 2016.
Shortly after his return, Kelly and his twin would be the subject of many studies, as scientists tried to uncover the effects of long periods of time in space to the body.
Scott Kelly retired in 2017 and became a published author, his book is entitled: Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery.
- One-Of-a-Kind Study of Astronaut Twins – National Geographic
- Astronaut Scott Kelly On Capturing Earth’s ‘Infinite Wonder’ From Outer Space – wbur.com
- Exit Interview: Scott Kelly, an Astronaut Who Spent a Year in Space – Atlas Obscura
- Scott Kelly On Management Lessons – Quartz at Work
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