Capt. Scott Kelly, a history-making U.S. astronaut who spent a year in space, delivers a lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 4 at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at all Bobcat ticket outlets.
Capt. Kelly, who is also a bestselling author, is expected to discuss his space travel, share lessons on leadership, reflect on his commitment to discovery and tell stories of perseverance at the talk. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m.
“We are honored to bring to MSU Capt. Kelly, who captivated the world with his 143-million-mile adventure in space,” said Carmen McSpadden, director of the MSU Leadership Institute, which is hosting Kelly’s lecture.
Kelly’s achievements during his two-decade career earned him the coveted position as America’s first year-round astronaut. On his mission that began in March 2015 and ended in March 2016, Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko conducted experiments, reconfigured station modules and captivated millions with live interviews and never-seen-before photos from the International Space Station.
Capt. Kelly’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars, was published in 2017 and has been optioned as a Hollywood film by Sony Pictures. Infinite Wonder, a book of photographs that Kelly took from space, was published this fall.
“I’ve learned that an achievement that seems to have been accomplished by one person probably has hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people’s minds and work behind it, and I’ve learned that it’s a privilege to be the embodiment of that work,” he wrote in Endurance.
Tickets to the MSU lecture are $10 for students and $20 for members of the public; $50 VIP seats are available on the first three rows of the floor. Order online at ticketswest.com.