Astronaut Mark Kelly to visit local hospital Thursday

Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly
In this February, 2015 photo provided by Mark Prentice, former congresswoman Rep. Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, founders of the advocacy group Americans for Responsible Solutions, which calls for stricter gun regulations, pose for a photo in Tucson, Ariz., as they train for a 40-mile charity ride called El Tour de Tucson, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. Giffords was gravely injured in the 2011 Tucson shooting that left six dead. (Mark Prentice via AP)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly will visit Women & Children’s Hospital on Thursday, April 7.

Kelly will be in town due to the Western New York Safety Conference in Niagara Falls, where he will serve as keynote speaker.

During his visit to the hospital, Kelly will visit patients and sign autographs. He will be there at 10:15 a.m.

Kelly, a Captain, started working for NASA as an astronaut in 1996. During his time with NASA, he spent more than 50 days in space and visited the International Space Station four times.

In addition to being an astronaut, Kelly is also the founder of World View Enterprises and a best-selling author. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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