Astronaut Scott Kelly Fascinates Walnut Springs Students and Staff with Tales from Space


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Astronaut and author Scott Kelly visited Walnut Springs Middle School on Thursday, November 1, to talk about the young reader’s edition of his new book Endurance:  My Year in Space and How I Got There.  All 930+ students spent the week learning about Kelly and were excited to have the amazing opportunity to listen to him tell his story.  The Westerville Public Library, working with Walnut’s Media Specialist Jean Trimble, coordinated this once-in-a-lifetime event for the pupils. 

Endurance, newly adapted for young readers from the New York Times bestseller, is the awe-inspiring memoir from NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a record-breaking year in space.  He 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, he commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS.  During the Year in Space mission, he set records for the total accumulated number of days spent in space and for the single longest space mission by an American astronaut.  He lives in Houston, Texas.