KENNEDY SPACE CENTER: The KSC Visitors Center drew a large crowd today for a special appearance by Astronaut Scott Kelly. During his nearly one hour of remarks, he proved he is a funny guy, delivering several laughs.
Scott Kelly completed four space flights and served as Commander aboard the International Space Station on three expeditions. In 2015, Kelly began a year-long mission aboard the International Space Station. The purpose of this mission was to learn how the body reacts and adapts to prolonged habitation in space. That research is critical in assisting scientists and engineers in preparation for future human exploration of Mars. Kelly retired from NASA in 2016 after his return to Earth.
Among the funny moments in Kelly’s talk:
1. It is great to be here today. Actually – its great to be anywhere with gravity.
2. When I was in first grade, I wanted to play baseball for the Mets. But one of my classmates said he wanted to be an astronaut, which sounded cooler. So I changed my line. I’ve wanted to go back and find that kid and see what he is doing today. Maybe he is playing baseball for the Mets.
3. When you ...