The 3 astronauts will be ushered into the Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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The 3 astronauts will be ushered into the Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will also be making remarks at the ceremony.

The space agency said Melroy, who is also deputy administrator for NASA, was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1994, logged more than 924 hours in space and is a veteran of three space shuttle missions.

Lopez-Alegria was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1992 and is a veteran of four space flights, logged more than 257 days in space and performed 10 spacewalks, according to NASA.

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  • Michael E. Lopez-Alegria, Pamela A. Melroy and Scott Kelly will be inducted as part of the 2020 class starting at 11 a.m. The three were selected as inductees in 2020, but the ceremony was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Kennedy Space Center.

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Kelly was selected by NASA as an astronaut in 1996, served a one-year mission on the International Space Station as a flight engineer then as a commander where almost 400 experiments were conducted, according to NASA. He also served as pilot on his first space shuttle mission and commander on his second, according to the space agency.

For more information on the inductees, click here.

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