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The Sky Is Not The Limit: Lessons From A Year In Space

October 13,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

epa04636092 A handout picture made available by NASA on 25 February 2015 shows US NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore operating outside the International Space Station (ISS) on the first of three spacewalks preparing the station for future arrivals by US commercial crew spacecraft, in space, 21 February 2015. US spacewalker Terry Virts is seen reflected in Wilmore's visor. The spacewalks are designed to lay cables along the forward end of the US segment to bring power and communication to two International Docking Adapters slated to arrive later this year. The new docking ports will welcome US commercial spacecraft launching from Florida, USA, beginning in 2017, permitting the standard station crew size to grow from six to seven and potentially double the amount of crew time devoted to research. The second and third spacewalks are planned for 25 February 2015 and 01 March 2015, with Wilmore and Virts participating in all three.  EPA/NASA  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

We have reached our seating capacity for this event. We also have closed the wait list.

We encourage registrants whose plans have changed to please notify us at events@lindahall.org if you have unused tickets.

This event is made possible through a generous gift from Mike and Millie Brown.

The lecture

Back from his historic record-breaking year in space, NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly has laid the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration, and continues to garner media exposure like no other pioneer of our time. From the cover of TIME to live interviews on TODAY to features in Forbes and on CNN to a Twitter following that is rapidly approaching one million, the world remains in awe as we celebrate a hero’s return to the planet that is home, from an adventure that is extraordinary. With life lessons and personal stories that reveal unique and valuable advice on pushing one’s own limits, to insight on the leadership and teamwork required in such demanding conditions, and the challenges—such as long-term deprivation from loved ones and Planet Earth—Captain Kelly reflects on the choices and life events that paved his journey’s path and brings audiences to the edge of their seats as he delivers a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

The speaker

An astronaut since 1996, Kelly’s achievements over his illustrious 20-year career with NASA earned him the coveted position as America’s first year-round astronaut. On his historic mission that spanned from March 2015 to March 2016, Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko conducted experiments, reconfigured station modules, and captivated the world with live interviews and never-seen-before photos from the International Space Station. The historic mission also included NASA’s groundbreaking Twins Study, in which Kelly’s identical twin brother, retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly served on the ground as a control model in an unprecedented experiment to understand how space affects the human body. Prior to his career with NASA, Kelly served 25 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as an experienced aviator and decorated Captain.

Admission tickets

We have reached our seating capacity for this event. We have also closed the wait list. We encourage registrants whose plans have changed to please notify us at events@lindahall.org if you have unused tickets.

Parking at Unity Temple on the Plaza

Unity Temple is located at 707 W. 47th Street in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza. Free parking is available in the five-level parking structure on the west side of Unity Temple.


October 13
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Eric Ward


Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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