Mark Kelly

When astronaut Scott Kelly told Bill Nye about space

When astronaut Scott Kelly told Bill Nye about space

During his year aboard the International Space Station, the longest space mission in American history, astronaut Scott Kelly received a call from his daughter. Braced for bad news, he asked what was wrong.

Onstage at the Presbyterian Church in Pasadena on Tuesday night, Kelly recalled their conversation. His daughter, he said, told him that she was lonely.

“Wait a minute, I’m in space for a year and you’re lonely?” he asked. The completely sold-out event, crammed with attendees of all ages, howled with laughter and relief. “There are 7 1/2 billion people down there. Just go out and find one.”

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