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Astronaut Scott Kelly To Join Crystal Serenity

Crystal Serenity to host a momentous sailing with three of the United States’ most groundbreaking figures – NASA Astronaut Captains Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly, along with Mark’s wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

They will make their first-ever appearance together as guest lecturers aboard Crystal Serenity’s 26th June 2016 sailing from Anchorage to Vancouver. Additionally, for Scott Kelly, this Crystal Cruises voyage will be his first true luxury holiday experience since returning from his record-breaking year in space. Crystal Serenity’s three special guests will present their stories during live lectures and Q&A sessions in the ships expansive lounges and theatres.

Indeed, the identical twin brother astronauts have tales to tell that reach far beyond the globe. Scott Kelly’s historic mission in space included NASA’s twin study, in which Mark Kelly served on the ground as a control model in an unprecedented experiment to understand how space affects the human body. Over his 20-year career with NASA, Scott Kelly has earned the coveted position as America’s first year-round astronaut. Prior to space travel, he served 25 years in the US Navy, retiring as an experienced aviator and decorated Captain. Captain Mark Kelly enjoyed the distinction of commanding Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final mission in May 2011, punctuating a distinguished career of NASA research, which involved being one of only two individuals who visited the International Space Station on four different occasions. Like his twin brother, Mark Kelly also served in the US military.

Captain Mark Kelly’s wife, Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), has led an illustrious career in the US Congress, beginning in 2007. Her tenure was thrust into the spotlight in 2011 following an assassination attempt on her that critically wounded Giffords and 13 others, and killed six people. Following a remarkable recovery and retirement from Congress, Giffords has used her position to speak out on issues and pursue bipartisan collaboration.

This incredible and one-of-a-kind 7-night Anchorage to Vancouver voyage is still available to book and visits Sitka, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan in Alaska.

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