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Scott Joseph KELLY
US AF Colonel,
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, USA
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
February 21, 1964 in Orange, New Jersey, USA but considers West Orange, New Jersey to be his home town.
In 1987 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College.
In 1996 received a Master of Science degree in aviation systems from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Married to Leslie S. Yandell. They have two children.
Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Defense of Kuwait Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
HOBBY: Running, sport games.
In May 1987 Kelly began service in the US Navy. In July 1989 upon completion of the flight training at Naval Air Station (NAS) Beeville, Texas, he became a naval aviator.
In 1989 he reported to Fighter Squadron 101 at NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia, for initial F-14 Tomcat training.
Upon completion of this training he was assigned to Fighter Squadron 143 based aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. He took part in overseas deployments to the North Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Persian Gulf.
From January 1993 to June 1994 he attended the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.
Since 1994 he worked as a test pilot at the Strike Aircraft Test Squadron, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland.
He flied the F-14A/B/D, F/A - 18A/B/C/D and KC-130F. Kelly was the first pilot to fly an F-14 with an experimental digital flight control system installed and performed a maneuver with a high angle of attack.
He has logged over 4,000 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft and has over 250 carrier landings.
On May 1, 1996 he was selected as the NASA astronaut candidate. He passed a two-year course of general space training. Upon completion of this training, he was qualified as the shuttle pilot and assigned to the Astronaut Office Spacecraft Systems/Operations Branch. In 2002 he was transferred to the EVA Branch.
He performed his first space flight on December 19-27, 1999 as the Discovery Shuttle pilot under STS-103 program. The main task was the Hubble Space Telescope repair. The mission duration was 7 days, 23 hours, 10 minutes and 47 seconds.
In 2000 he worked as NASA representative to perform operations onboard the ISS, namely Director of Operations in Russia.
In March 2001 he was assigned as a flight engineer in the backup crew for Expedition-5 to the ISS (ISS-5). He passed training at Yu.A. Gagarin CTC as the Soyuz -TM TSC flight engineer.
On December 12, 2002 Kelly was assigned as the Shuttle Crew Commander under STS-118 program. This flight to the ISS was planned to be performed in November 2003. However, after the Columbia Orbiter accident all flights were halted and many crews were reformed.
He performed his second space flight on August 8-21, 2007 as the Endeavour Shuttle Commander under STS-118 program. The main flight task was to deliver and install S5 truss segment to the International Space Station. The mission duration was 12 days, 17 hours, 55 minutes and 40 seconds.
In July 2008 it was reported that he was assigned to the backup crew for Expedition 23 to the ISS (ISS-23). Concurrently with this statement it was reported that he was assigned to the prime crew for Expedition 25 to the ISS (ISS-25). His assignment was confirmed in the ISS flight plan published by Roscosmos press-service. On November 21, 2008 his assignment was officially confirmed by NASA (press-release № 08-306) when the ISS-20 - ISS-26 crew members were declared.
Based on data of Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, NASA, USA
and site www.astronaut.ru