Scott J. KELLY
Lieutenant Commander, USN,
NASA astronaut, USA
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: February 21, 1964, Orange, New Jersey.
EDUCATION: Graduated from Mountain High School, West Orange,
New Jersey, in 1982. Received a bachelor of science degree
in electrical engineering from the State University of New
York Maritime College in 1987, and a master of science degree
in aviation systems from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
MARITAL STATUS: Married to the former Leslie S.Yadell of
Atlanta, Georgia. They have one child.
AWARDS: Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal,
2 Navy Unit Commendations, National Defense Service Medal,
Southwest Asia Service Medal, Defense of Kuwait Medal, Sea
Service Deployment Ribbon.
HOBBY: Running and weightlifting.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Kelly received his commission from the
State University of New York Maritime College in may 1987,
and was designated a naval aviator in July 1989 at Naval
Air Station (NAS) Beeville, Texas. He then reported to Fighter
Squadron 101 at NAS in Virginia Beach, Virginia, for initial
F-14 Tomcat training. Upon completion of this training,
he was assigned to Fighter Squadron 143 based aboard USS
Dwight D.Eisenhower. Kelly was selected to attend the US
Naval Test Pilot School in January 1993 and completed training
in June 1994.After graduation he worked as a test pilot
at the Strike Aircraft Test Squadron, Naval Air Warfare
Center, Patuxent River, Maryland, flying the F-14A/B/D,
F/A-18A/B/C/D and KC-130F. He was the first to fly an F-14
with an experimental digital flight control system installed
and performed subsequent high angle of attack and departure
testing. He has logged over 2,500 flight hours in more than
30 different aircraft and has over 250 carrier landings.
Selected by NASA for astronaut training in April 1996. On
completion of two years of training at the Johnson Space
Center he was certified as pilot, after which he was assigned
technical duties in the Astronaut Office Spacecraft Systems/Operations
On December 19-27, 1999, he went to space on STS-103 mission
onboard Discovery. During that mission the crew successfully
installed new instruments and upgraded systems on the Hubble
Space Telescope (HST). The mission lasted 191 hours and
He currently trains for space mission as flight engineer
within the backup crew of ISS-5.
Based on materials from Lindon B. Johnson Space Center,