Retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly adds Senate candidate to stellar resume

CNET | 2/12/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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Mark Kelly during his NASA days.

Before Mark Kelly was a Democratic-party US Senate candidate for Arizona, he was a high-flying NASA astronaut with some literally out-of-this-world space credentials.

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Kelly announced his campaign for Congress on Tuesday with a video that references his spaceflight experience.

"Seeing that sunrise from space for the very first time, it is incredible," Kelly said. "You know, it's pretty obvious pretty early when you get into space that we're all kind of in this together."

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Kelly, 54, is running for the seat formerly occupied by Sen. John McCain. Martha McSally, a Republican former Arizona representative, is currently filling the Senate seat by appointment following McCain's death in 2018. The seat will be up for a special election in 2020.

Kelly, who was originally a Navy pilot, spent 54 days in space serving on four NASA space shuttle missions to the International Space Station. As pilot and later commander, Kelly helped deliver equipment, supplies and crew members to the ISS.


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