WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — An astronaut who spent more than 520 days in space visited Purdue Tuesday.
It is part of the university's sesquicentennial celebration this year.
Astronaut Captain Scott Kelly is retired now, but is a former military pilot, engineer, and U.S. Navy captain.
He spoke at Loeb Playhouse in a speech titled "What IF the sky is not the limit?"
In the speech he shared his story on what it's like to survive in space.
He also offered advice to all college students.
"Work is a big part of our lives and it's one of the most important things that make people live a rich, fulfilling life," said Kelly. "Just make sure you do something you like because you are probably going to spend a lot of time doing it."
Captain Kelly now joins Former First Lady Barbara Bush, Bill Nye, and Captain Sullenberger as speakers at Purdue.