Scott Kelly Net Worth – How Wealthy is the Astronaut?


Scott Kelly is an American engineer, retired astronaut and United States Navy. 

Scott Kelly Net Worth

Scott Kelly’s has a net worth of $500K to $1 million US. He first flew as a pilot on Space Shuttle Discovery in 1999. He was also the mission commander of the STS-118 mission to the International Space Station in 2007. He was a crew member of the ISS.

His rank at the United States Navy was Captain and he retired from active duty in 2012, after 25 years of service. Kelly retired from NASA on April 1, 2016.

His brother, Mark Kelly, were the first siblings to travel into space.

Personal Life

Scott Kelly was born on February 21, 1964, in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey. Her parents are Richard Kelly and Patricia McAvoy Kelly. They particularly lived in West Orange  where his parents are police officers. Kelly and his identical twin brother, Martin, graduated from West Orange Mountain High School in 1982. Even as a high school student, Scott worked as an emergency medical technician (EMT) in Orange and Jersey Cities in New Jersey.

He then went to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In his first year of college, Scott read “The Right Stuff” which was written  by Tom Wolfe. Because of it, he decided to pursue a career in naval aviation.

After his freshman year, Kelly transferred to State University of New York Maritime College, where he received a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (Navy ROTC) scholarship. The summer after that, he was aboard the SUNY Maritime’s training ship called Empire State V. He was aboard Empire State V again after his sophomore year.

Scott Kelly obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987.  He received a Master of Science degree in Aviation systems from the University of Tennessee.


Professional Career

Scott Kelly then joined the United States Navy. He finished his initial flight course at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NAS) Pensacola, afterwards he was selected to fly jets. In 1988, he relocated to Beeville, Texas, for jet training at Naval Air Station Chase Field.  He graduated as a naval aviator in 1989 and in 1990, completed his initial F-14 training. deployed to the North Atlantic and Persian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. During his naval career, Kelly covered about 8,000 hours in over 40 aircrafts and accomplished more than 250 carrier landings.

In 1995, Scott and his brother Mark applied to NASA to become astronauts. They were selected to be astronaut candidates the following year – the first siblings at that. Scott moved to Houston, and started training in Astronaut Group 16 at the Johnson Space Center in July 1996. After his training, he was assigned to work at the ISS.

Scott Kelly announced his retirement from NASA which became effective April 1, 2016. On November 20, 2016, he was appointed United Nations Champion for Space by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA),  

Scott Kelly Marriage History

Scott was married to Leslie S. Yandell until 2010. After, he got engaged to Amiko Kauderer. He has two daughters with Yandell, Samantha and Charlotte.

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