ILLUME - Scott Kelly

ILLUME - Scott Kelly

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Date and Time

  • Monday, November 13, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location

Camino Hall, Shiley Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

See below

Details

Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. In October 2015, he set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space, the single longest space mission by an American astronaut. He lives in Houston, Texas.

The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, astronaut Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have: How does it feel to be launched in a rocket? What happens to your body in zero gravity? What do you do when you get a toothache 250 miles above the Earth? Kelly discusses this and more in his new book, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, which recounts his year aboard the ISS as well as his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and what sparked his astounding career, changing his trajectory from an unfocused, below-average student to a record-setting astronaut. Kelly describes navigating the extreme challenges of long-term spaceflight: the devastating physical effects; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of depressurization or colliding with orbital debris; what it’s like to know you won’t be home for a year (and the feeling of being unable to help when tragedy strikes at home). He writes with candor about his journey, in space and on Earth, and tells fascinating (and often funny) stories about the Russian cosmonauts who accompanied him aboard the ISS. As Kelly says—a lesson he’s learned firsthand—“if we can dream it, we can do it.” Scott Kelly will be in conversation, join him to learn about his life on and off this planet, and what it will take to make the journey to Mars.

TICKETS:

$32.27 for one admission, one copy of Endurance
$42.27 for two admissions, one copy of Endurance

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