Scott Kelly (astronaut)
Scott Joseph Kelly is an American engineer, retired astronaut, and naval aviator. He commanded the International Space Station on Expeditions 26, 45, and 46. He retired from active duty on June 1, 2012, after 25 years of naval service. His identical twin brother, Mark Kelly, is also a retired astronaut and the junior Senator from Arizona.
About Scott Kelly (astronaut) in brief
Scott Joseph Kelly is an American engineer, retired astronaut, and naval aviator. He commanded the International Space Station on Expeditions 26, 45, and 46. Kelly retired from NASA in 2016. His identical twin brother, Mark Kelly, is also a retired astronaut and the junior Senator from Arizona. He flew over 8,000 hours in more than 40 aircraft and accomplished over 250 landings. His assessment of a digital flight control system that would have saved Kara Hultgreen’s life was to create a digital system that was to be used in the F-14 Tomcat. He was selected to attend the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in 1994. In 1995, Kelly and his brother were selected to become astronauts; he was selected in April 1996 to become an astronaut. He retired from active duty on June 1, 2012, after 25 years of naval service. He has a son, Mark, and a daughter, Kellylie, who were both born in Orange, New Jersey, and live in New York City, New York. Kelly is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and served in the Air Force from 1987 to 1992. He is a graduate of SUNY Maritime College and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Kelly has a Master of Science degree in aviations systems. He served as the student battalion commander for his school’s Navy ROTC detachment, and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering in 1987.
He also served as an ensign in the United States Navy, and was assigned to VFA-143, and deployed to the North Atlantic and Persian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Kelly served as mission commander of STS-118, a 12-day Space Shuttle mission to the ISS in August 2007. Kelly’s third spaceflight was as a crewmember on Expedition 2526 on the ISS. He arrived at the ISS aboard Soyuz TMA-01M on 9 October 2010 and served as a flight engineer until he took over command of the station on 25 November 2010 at the start of Expedition 26. Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko were selected for a year-long mission to ISS in November 2012. The mission ended on March 1, 2016, with the departure of Soyuz TMA-18M from the station. His twin brother Mark Kelly was also selected to be an astronaut; he served on Expedition 43, 44, 45 and 46, and the mission ended in March 2013. He died in a car crash in November 2013. His brother was killed in a crash to test a digital Flight Control System that would’ve saved Hult green’s life. He worked as an emergency medical technician in Orange and Jersey City, NY, during his high school and college years. Kelly worked as a paramedic in Jersey City and in Mallorca, Hamburg, and London during his freshman year of college.