Scott Kelly to visit UT, tickets available to public

Scott Kelly (Courtesy of Nasa)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – United States Astronaut and notable University of Tennessee alumnus Scott Kelly will be speaking in Knoxville on August 15.

The event is a part of the university’s First-Year Studies 100 class. Freshmen students, for the upcoming school year, will read the book “Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight. The book was written by UT Associate English Professor Margaret Lazarus Dean.

Kelly is partnering with Dean to write his upcoming book, “Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars.”  The book is expected to be published November 2017.

Tickets for the event are free but limited to the UT community and the public. Attendees can receive no more than four tickets.

Faculty and staff can receive tickets in the UT’s First-Year Studies office, Room 217 in Greve Hall.

The public can get tickets at the Thompson-Boling Arena ticket office and the Union Avenue Bookstore, 517 Union Ave.

The event is at 5:30 p.m. in Thompson-Boling. There will be a community fair after Kelly’s talk. Attendees will be able to receive autographs from Kelly and Dean.

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