Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and more recently, an author. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. In October 2015, he set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space, the single longest space mission by an American astronaut, and he currently lives in Houston, Texas.
During his latest space mission, Scott wore a Breitling timepiece that helped track his 8,168 hours and 42 minutes circling our beautiful planet. We had a chance to meet sit down with Scott Kelly at our the Breitling boutique Yorkdale location to ask him a few questions about his experience in space, setting the record for the longest space mission by an American and his love for Breitling.
You have had such an amazing career – what inspired you to pursue this career path?
I read the book The Right Stuff. Captured my imagination and made me believe I could fly airplanes in the US Navy and maybe even fly in space one day.
Tell us about the Breitling timepiece you had while in space? How did the piece compliment your space mission?
On this last mission I flew a Breitling 1461 Navitimer. It was great because it kept very accurate time. It looked cool too.
Tell us what it means for you to be a Breitling Brand Ambassador. What does the Breitling brand represent for you?
Breitling is a great brand that represents precision engineering and supports aviation so I am happy to be a part of it.
Of all the Breitling pieces you currently have – Which is your favourite?
Presently the one I am wearing mostly is the Transocean with a black leather bracelet.
Can you tell us your future plans? Where will you go from here?
Not sure. Currently working on a couple more books.