Scott Kelly

NASA’s Star Astronaut Scott Kelly: Time was Right to Retire

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After 20 years with NASA, America’s star astronaut Scott Kelly says it’s time to move on. He’s already hopped on the speaker circuit but is saving the serious job discussions for retirement, coming up in just two weeks. Kelly announced his retirement last Friday, just nine days after returning from a yearlong, record-breaking mission at…

Astronaut Scott Kelly Makes Quick Trip to Super Bowl 50 During His Year in Space

(ABC News) — Astronaut Scott Kelly may be spending a year in space, but he still made it to the Super Bowl. At 17,500 mph, though, “it didn’t last long,” the astronaut tweeted. Here was his view: Got to see the #SuperBowl in person after all! But at 17,500MPH, it didn’t last long. #YearInSpacepic.twitter.com/O0DygOdX8i — Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) February 8,…

The First Zinnia Flower Has Blossomed in Space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly shared this photo of a flower grown in space on Jan. 17, 2016. @ScottKelly/Twitter (ABC News) — Astronaut Scott Kelly’s moldy flowers are doing their part to help a future mission to Mars. Understanding how plants grow in space will be vital to future long-haul missions — such as one to Mars — because astronauts will…