The Sky Is Not the Limit with Capt. Scott Kelly

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Stop into this free event presented by Iowa State University's Lectures Program and supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation:

Free admission | No tickets | General admission seating

Capt. Scott Kelly captivated the world and seized the imagination of millions during his record-breaking year spent living on the International Space Station - proving that the sky is not the limit when it comes to the potential of the human spirit. On his trip Scott 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. Author of the best-selling book Endurance, Kelly shares stories and photos from his travels in space, reflecting on how we affect our planet and where the future of space exploration will go. University Sustainability Symposium Keynote and part of the National Affairs Series and the World Affairs Series.

Celebrating 10 Years of the Live Green! Initiative

Cosponsored By:

  • Ames Public Library Friends Foundation
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • National Affairs
  • Office of Sustainability
  • Patricia Miller Lecture Fund
  • The Green Umbrella
  • University Library
  • World Affairs
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)


The 028 Real Reads book group will discuss Scott Kelly's Endurance Thursday, February 14 at 7pm.


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