Retired Astronaut Mark Kelly Headlines Lowell Speaker Series

Astronaut Mark Kelly

Retired Astronaut Mark Kelly

Lowell Observatory is pleased to announce Mark Kelly as keynote speaker for the 2014 Lowell Speaker Series.  This event will take place on June 7, 2014 at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff. Captain Kelly is an American astronaut, retired US Navy Captain, best-selling author, prostate cancer survivor, and experienced naval aviator who flew combat missions during the Gulf War. The winner of many awards, including the Legion of Merit, two Defense Superior Service Medals and two Distinguished Flying Crosses, Kelly was selected as an astronaut in 1996. He flew his first of four shuttle missions in 2001 aboard the Endeavour, the same shuttle that he commanded on its final flight in May 2011. He has also commanded Discovery and is one of only two individuals who have visited the International Space Station on four different occasions. Since retiring from NASA, Kelly has written several books, including two for children.  He is married to former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Mark Kelly is an American hero who inspires others to be their best while remaining true to their core values. He exemplifies leadership, the importance of teamwork, and courage under pressure.  His keynote presentation, “Endeavor to Succeed”, will address his success in space as well as his personal life.

Individual tickets are $100 each and may be purchased at the following link. Mark Kelly Tickets.

You and a guest may meet Captain Kelly for $1200.  To purchase these tickets, discuss sponsoring this event (sponsorship packages start at $1500), or ask general questions, please contact Mica Doucette at 928-233-3267 or email

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