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Astronaut Scott Kelly speaking at UNLV next week

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Posted at 10:14 PM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 01:14:21-04

Capt. Scott Kelly, America’s first year-round astronaut, is the guest lecturer for the next Barrick Lecture Series.  

The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV main campus, near Maryland Parkway and Cottage Grove Avenue.
 
On the historic mission that spanned from March 2015 to March 2016, Kelly conducted experiments, reconfigured station modules and provided new photos from the International Space Station. The mission also included NASA’s Twins Study where his identical twin brother, retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, served as the control model on the Earth to understand how space affects the human body.
 
In his return to Earth, Kelly is sharing personal stories about pushing one’s own limitations, the necessities of both leadership and teamwork for facing demanding conditions and insight on the challenges of long-term deprivation from loved ones and our planet.
 
Prior to his 20-year career as a NASA astronaut, Kelly served 25 years in the U.S. Navy as an aviator and a captain.
 
The lecture is free and open to the public but tickets are required for entry. Tickets are limited to two per person and can be obtained from the Performing Arts Center box office.
 
Contact the Performing Arts Center box office at (702) 895-2787 or visit its website for more information.