UT Arlington Maverick Speakers Series: Astronaut Mark Kelly

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Mark Kelly is an astronaut, retired U.S. Navy captain, best-selling author and an experienced naval aviator who flew combat missions during the Gulf War. As an astronaut, Kelly flew his first of four missions in 2001 aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which he commanded on its final flight in May 2011. He became the center of international attention after the 2011 assassination attempt on his wife, former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Kelly’s identical twin brother is also an astronaut, and they are the only twins and only siblings to have both traveled in space.

The event will take place in Texas Hall and will feature an audience Q&A and book-signing following lecture.



University of Texas at Arlington
701 S. Nedderman Dr.
Arlington, TX 76019


Free for general admission, $25 for reserved seats.
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