Space the final frontier! This past year Dr Scott Kelly spent a year in space as a NASA Astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Scott Kelly – teacher, explorer, researcher, communicator, astronomer, social media rock star and astronaut. “Scott Kelly’s one-year mission aboard the International Space Station has helped to advance deep space exploration and America’s Journey to Mars,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “Scott has become the first American astronaut to spend a year in space, and in so doing, helped us take one giant leap toward putting boots on Mars.”
Something that really interested me was the popularity Scot Kelly had on Social Media. Because Scott had access to social media, everyone was able to go right along with him in space. From stunning photos of earth to gorilla videos, Scott made space interesting and fun! He secured a sort of rock star status on social media and his following on Instagram is over 974K.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonauts Sergey Volkov and Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos review procedures aboard the International Space Station in September 2015.
During his 1-year mission he preformed over 400 tests and investigations and we were able to go along for the ride. The coolest thing about this mission is the convergence of science, technology and human innovation to not only create new technologies but make research breakthroughs not possible on earth.
Did you follow Scott’s journey in space?
What were your thoughts on his trip around the world?
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