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Episode 100- Astronaut Scott Kelly on Lessons from A Year In Space

September 30, 2020 • Inspiration & Motivation

Scott Kelly set the record for the single longest space mission by an American astronaut. That year-long mission to the International Space Station was part of an unprecedented NASA study on how space affects the human body and it paved the way for the future of space exploration. On this episode, Scott shares his personal reflections on leadership and teamwork from his journey into space. He also shares what he learned about living in isolation and dealing with uncertainty that we can apply to our own lives.

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Show Notes

  • How a book, The Right Stuff, changed Scott Kelly’s life (1:39)
  • What it’s like to share the astronaut experience with his twin brother Mark (6:53)
  • Scott’s year-long mission to the International Space Station (7:46)
  • How Scott prepared for the mission (10:32)
  • What the day-to-day is like when you are on a mission (12:05)
  • Strategies to cope with isolation (15:14)
  • His greatest fear when he goes on a mission (19:00)
  • Receiving the news that his sister-in-law, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, had been shot while he was on a mission (21:19)
  • How to create separation between work and home when the lines are blurred (23:58)
  • How to get more comfortable with uncertainty (25:55)
  • The teamwork lessons Scott learned as part of the space crew (27:04)
  • The perspective you gain from viewing Earth from space (28:59)
  • Defining your mission and objectives (32:10)
  • What it’s like to complete a mission (34:27)
  • Scott’s new children’s book and audio course (40:05)

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