Wed. Feb 20th, 2019

Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly is running for the US Senate in Arizona

Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly is running for the US Senate in Arizona

Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly is running for the Senate in Arizona as a member of the Democratic Party, after toying with the idea for the last couple of weeks. Kelly commanded NASA’s Space Shuttle twice, and he’s also a former Naval aviator who flew 39 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm. Now, he’s hoping to add “senator” to his résumé.

“I always knew I was going to serve this country in some way,” Kelly says in a video announcing his candidacy.

This is Kelly’s first campaign, but he has had tangential experience with politics for over a decade. He’s been married to former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) since 2007. Giffords, who survived a gunshot wound to the head during a mass shooting in 2011, has become a strong…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/12/18221675/nasa-astronaut-mark-kelly-arizona-senate-candidacy

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