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Astronaut, author Mark Kelly to speak at
May 13 luncheon

Captain Mark Kelly will be the featured speaker at the Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau's annual Visitor Industry Annual Luncheon on May 13, 2014. First PREMIER Bank is the major event sponsor.

Kelly was the commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission and is an acclaimed public speaker. He is an American astronaut, retired U.S. Navy Captain, best-selling-author, prostate cancer survivor, and an experienced naval aviator who flew combat missions during the Gulf War. The winner of many awards, including the Legion of Merit, two Defense Superior Service Medals and two Distinguished Flying Crosses, Kelly was selected as an astronaut in 1996. He flew his first of four missions in 2001 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, the same space shuttle that he commanded on its final flight in May 2011. He has also commanded Space Shuttle Discovery and is one of only two individuals who have visited the International Space Station on four different occasions.

Already a celebrated American, Kelly became the center of international attention after the January 2011 assassination attempt on his wife, former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. In their best-selling memoir, "Gabby," the couple shares their story of hope and resilience with the world. The inspirational memoir has topped multiple best-seller lists, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon. Kelly and Giffords have captivated the nation with their story, appearing in an exclusive Diane Sawyer interview, and on Nightline and The Daily Show, among others, and have appeared on the covers of People and USA Today.

Named one of Esquire's 2011 "Americans of the Year," Kelly was also featured on the cover of and profiled in the magazine. Kelly has also written two children's books about the space explorations of a little mouse chosen for space missions, Mousetronaut: A Partially True Story, and Mousetronaut Goes to Mars. In 2013, on the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting, Kelly and Giffords launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence.

With 6,000 flight hours in more than 50 different aircraft, 375 aircraft carrier landings, 39 combat missions and more than 50 days in space, Astronaut Mark Kelly is one of our country's most experienced pilots.

A sought-after keynote speaker, Mark Kelly is an American hero who inspires others to be their best while remaining true to their core values. He exemplifies leadership, the importance of teamwork, and courage under pressure.

Go to www.VisitSiouxFalls.com/Luncheon for more information or call Kathie at (605) 373-2032.

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