American astronaut Scott Kelly visits Irpin


American astronaut and United24 ambassador Scott Kelly has visited the war-torn town of Irpin, Kyiv region.

Irpin Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn said this in a statement on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

“Today we hosted American astronaut Scott Kelly. Mr. Kelly is an ambassador of the United24 fundraising platform and he himself was the first to contribute $65,000 for the purchase of ambulances for the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” Markushyn said.

He also noted that during Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Kelly raised $500,000 to support the Ukrainians.

Markushyn said that Kelly had spent a record-setting 340 consecutive days in space. The astronaut decided to commemorate this record and launched his first-ever NFT, an art project called “Dreams Out of This World.”

“On the International Day of Human Space Flight, April 12, Kelly put the collection up for auction on [the NFT marketplace] OpenSea, which was supposed to last for three days, but the NFT pieces sold out within hours. The collected funds were handed over to Ukrainians affected by the war,” Markushyn said.

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