My guest today is former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly. Scott is best known for spending a record-breaking year in space. He is a former US Navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and veteran of four spaceflights. After retiring in 2016, Scott has written a series of books including his latest one for children called “Goodnight, Astronaut”. We discuss the book, as well as his experience as an astronaut, during this podcast episode.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- While many children dream of being an astronaut, very few actually realize that dream because of the qualifications, competitiveness, and limited jobs available. When did you know you wanted to be an astronaut and what did it take the get the job?
- Your twin brother Mark was also an astronaut. How did your relationship with him develop from childhood to sharing the same profession as him and how did you each support each other on your voyages?
- How do you think your children’s book “Goodnight, Astronaut” can help open up a child’s mind to the possibilities of life and inspire them?
- What was your biggest challenge during your 520 days in space and how did you overcome it?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
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