Amiko Kauderer Scott Kelly Astronaut

After graduating from high school, Kelly enrolled at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. During his freshman year, Kelly read The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe, and was inspired to pursue a career in naval aviation. :40–41 Kelly attempted to transfer to the United States Merchant Marine Academy, where Mark was enrolled, but was rejected for his poor academic record. After his freshman year, Kelly transferred to State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime), where he received a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (Navy ROTC) scholarship. During the summer after his freshman year, Kelly sailed aboard SUNY Maritime’s training ship, Empire State V, and stopped in Mallorca, Hamburg, and London. After his sophomore year, Kelly sailed again on Empire State V. :55–66 He served as the student battalion commander for his school’s Navy ROTC detachment, and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1987. :107–110

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