Plenty of kids dream of someday becoming an astronaut, and now Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is living the dream. He recently spent time in Houston “training” to be an astronaut. One of the real life space fliers giving Colbert a hand was Navy Commander Mark Kelly who is married to Southern Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The program featuring Kelly and Colbert aired on June 24th.
Kelly is slated to take his fourth shuttle trip later this year. He will command STS 134, which is scheduled to be the final mission of the US Space Shuttle program. This is his second trip as a shuttle commander. His twin brother Scott is also a shuttle commander who is now training for a trip to the International Space Station. They are the only two family members to ever be in the Astronaut Corps. Mark Kelly and Congresswoman Giffords were married in 2007.