Although it may not always have been apparent to his teachers, as he himself confessed not long ago, former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has a true passion for science. The retired astronaut is deeply invested in getting "more people to celebrate science" and appreciate all the important ways in which it impacts our daily lives.
Kelly was "astounded to learn" the results of the 3M State of Science Index, which revealed that nearly 40 percent of respondents claimed their everyday lives would still be the same if science didn't exist.
Therefore, he decided to give science a good rep by hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit to discuss "why it's important that everyone values science and appreciates the impact it has on our lives."
Kelly's AMA, scheduled on April 26 at 2 p.m. E.T., had quite a turnout as many were interested to find out more about his experience of living for one year aboard the International Space Station (ISS), as well as NASA's Twin Study in which the Kelly brothers — both NASA astronauts — took part.
"Science impacts our lives every day because nearly everything we have is due to science," Kelly pointed out at the end of the AMA, in which he talked about living in space, his favorite project that he did for NASA, what he thinks about flat-earthers, and whether or not we are alone in the universe.