UAE / SCOTT KELLY

21-Nov-2016 00:01:21
Former American astronaut Scott Kelly, whose year-long journey in space captivated people worldwide will now help the United Nations (UN) to promote space as a tool for achieving sustainable development. UNIFEED
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STORY: UAE / SCOTT KELLY
TRT: 1:21
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 20 NOVEMBER 2016, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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1. Wide shot, exterior, Grand Hyatt Dubai Convention Centre
2. Wide shot, conference room Scott Kelly talking
3. Wide shot, audience
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Kelly, former America astronaut and United Nations Champion for Space:
“it's an honour to be the first person to be able to serve in this role, to be an advocate for space flight and how important it is to our species, to our future, to our economies around the world; how it gives us this unique place that is a common ground where all countries can come together and do something for the common good of us all."
5. Various shots, Scott Kelly signing designation letter with the Director of UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Kelly, former America astronaut and United Nations Champion for Space:
“You know I think it is important to take risk and be willing to fail. If you are going to fail on something, make it something really really hard and don’t make it easy. So have very high goals and work really hard at it, and try to be successful. And if you fall short, try again and pick yourself up. Try to do stuff that is really difficult, really worthy of your time and your effort.”
7. Wide shot, audience clapping
STORYLINE
Former American astronaut Scott Kelly, whose year-long journey in space captivated people worldwide will now help the United Nations (UN) to promote space as a tool for achieving sustainable development.

The former astronaut was appointed UN Champion for Space on Sunday (20 Nov) in Dubai at the first High Level Forum on Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Development organized by UNOOSA and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency.

Speaking about his new role, Kelly said “it's an honour to be the first person to be able to serve in this role, to be an advocate for space flight and how important it is to our species, to our future, to our economies around the world; how it gives us this unique place that is a common ground where all countries can come together and do something for the common good of us all."

Asked about his advice to young people, he encouraged them to have high goals that are worthy of time and effort then work really hard on it.

Scott Kelly retired from the US space agency NASA in April this year after his year-long mission in space.

Kelly and his identical twin brother, former American astronaut Mark Kelly who was on earth during Scott’s trip, participated in a series of related studies looking for genetic changes caused by high radiation and the weightless environment of space.
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