"Getting to space is not rocket science, it's political science."- Capt. Mark Kelly
Occupation: Aerospace executive/consultant
- B.S. - Marine Engineering - U.S. Merchant Marine Acadmy
- M.A. - Aeronautical Engineering - U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
- 1987-2011 Fighter pilot - U.S. Navy
- 2001-2011 NASA Astronaut
- 2011-present activist/author
Campaign website: MarkKelly.com
- Born: February 21, 1964 - Orange, New Jersey
- Age: 56
- Wife - Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)
- 2 children: Claudia and Claire
- City of residence: Tucson
- Kelly and his twin brother are the only siblings in the world to have both traveled in space.
- He's written 3 children's books, and co-authored two non-fiction works with his wife.
- Kelly began advocating for stiffer gun laws after an attacker shot his wife during a community event in January of 2011.
Interviews & News Coverage
- Mark Kelly says U.S. is “a step behind” in coronavirus recovery
- Kelly kicks off virtual tour to speak with Arizona seniors
- Kelly and McSally defend John McCain after reports of presidential insults
- Senate Candidate Mark Kelly Addresses Yuma County Voters
- Local Politicians React to Kelly-McSally Senate Debate
- New polls show Biden and Kelly with slight leads in Arizona