Frontiers Lectures

Frontiers Lecture: Endurance with Astronaut Scott Kelly

October 16, 2017

close up shot of astronaut Scott Kelly smiling

NASA, Bill Ingalls

Scott Kelly is the veteran of four spaceflights and has spent more consecutive time in space than any other American. In conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kelly offers a glimpse of life in a uniquely unwelcoming environment—the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight. Through his personal story, we see the triumph of the imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

This Frontiers Lecture took place on October 16, 2017. Listen to the full program in this podcast:

About the Speaker

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.

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.