Scott Kelly got in on some Tonight Show fun and became a Twitter sensation over the weekend.
UT Space Institute News
Astronaut Scott Kelly is no stranger to stardom, having rocketed to fame as the first American to spend a year in space. In fact, by the time he returns to Earth in March, he will have spent more than 500 days total in orbit, a record for any American and trailing only a small number of cosmonauts. For that service, R&D Magazine has recognized Kelly, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Space Institute, as its 2015 Scientist of the Year.
UTSI alumnus Scott Kelly will perform a six-hour space walk to repair the International Space Station.
The committee that has been searching to fill the position of executive director for the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma has identified two finalists. The campus community is invited to view webcasts of public forums given by the finalists.
UT astronaut Scott Kelly spoke via a White House blog about why images of Earth resonate with people.
Steve Brooks recently spoke to the American Geophysical Union about what lower mercury levels in the arctic would mean.
UT alumnus Barry Wilmore gained world fame after spending six months on the International Space Station and continues to be a local favorite now that he’s returned.
Scott Kelly will begin a one-year mission in space later this week, giving UT an impressive span of being represented almost eighteen consecutive months in space.
UT alumnus Scott Kelly is gaining a lot of attention for his upcoming mission. CNN, Time Magazine, and CBS News have featured him in stories, and he is a guest of honor at the State of the Union address.
University of Tennessee Space Institute H.H. Arnold Chair John Schmisseur was recently honored by Purdue University as one of that school’s Outstanding Aerospace Engineer alumni for 2014.