Scott Kelly

Friday, July 19, 2019

Location Amphitheater

Gate pass or event ticket required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

General Admission $40

History-making U.S. astronaut

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. That epic year in space solidified his status as one of the greatest pioneers in history.

One of a select group of Americans who embody a defining moment in the nation’s history, he captivated the world and seized the imagination of millions during his record-breaking voyage — proving that the sky is not the limit when it comes to the potential of the human spirit. On his trip, Kelly, together with his identical twin brother Mark on Earth, paved the way for the future of space travel and exploration as the subjects of an unprecedented NASA study on how space affects the human body. 

Kelly is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Endurance: My Year In Space and Our Journey to Mars, which has been optioned as a Hollywood film by Sony Pictures.