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Astronaut Scott Kelly to speak at UCCS in September

Posted: 10:01 PM, Jul 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-12 00:02:47-04
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COLORADO SPRINGS — Astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent nearly a year in space aboard the International Space Station, will speak at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs later this year.

The university announced Thursday that Kelly will speak at the Gallogly Events Center on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Kelly has logged a total of 520 days in orbit over a total of four missions.

His long-term stint on the ISS allowed NASA a rare opportunity to study the effects of outer space on the human body by examining Kelly and his identical twin brother, astronaut Mark Kelly, before, during, and after Scott's 340 days in space.

Early bird ticket sales start Monday, August 12 at the University Center information desk and online. Tickets are $2 for UCCS students, Faculty/Staff, and military, and $5 for community members.