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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, in 1996.

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 Branch.
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 11 minutes.
He currently trains for space mission as flight engineer within the backup crew of ISS-5.

March 2002
Based on materials from Lindon B. Johnson Space Center, NASA, USA.

ISS Crew

Hoshide  AkihikoHoshide

leg Novitskiy Novitskiy

Petr Dubrov Dubrov

Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei

Robert Shane

Megan McArthur McArthur