Leslie S. Yandell is the ex-wife of Scott Kelly. Leslie S. Yandell’s ex-husband Kelly is an American engineer, retired astronaut, and naval aviator. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station on Expeditions 26, 45, and 46. Kelly’s first spaceflight was as a pilot of Space Shuttle Discovery during STS-103 in December 1999.
Scott Kelly’s ex-wife is originally from Dallas, Texas, but now lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia, according to her Facebook page, Leslie S. Yandell’s age is unconfirmed.
How did Leslie Yandell and Scott Kelly meet?
How did the two former love birds meet and started their relationship? The couple has not disclosed the conditions that lead to their paths crossing and they eventually got married. However, it is known that Leslie and Scott had met while he was stationed in Virginia Beach.
The couple got married on April 25, 1992. They got married in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family, and loved ones. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Samantha and Charlotte. Their marriage didn’t last forever, Kelly and Leslie divorced in 2010. The reason behind their divorce was never made public.
Leslie S. Yandell’s Life After Her Divorce
Kelly Scott’s ex-wife, Leslie S. Yandell works at the Virginia Beach Christian Church, whose Facebook page has a picture of Yandell and a friend serving people at a community outreach event in July 2017.
Yandell maintains a very low profile on social media. She posts intermittently on Facebook, but her private life is largely under wraps. Leslie Yandell has a close relationship with her daughters, especially her younger one, Charlotte, of who she posts a few pictures online.
Leslie Yandell’s Ex-Husband Scott Kelly
In July 2018, Leslie Yandell’s ex-husband Kelly married Amiko Kauderer, a public affairs officer for NASA. His sister-in-law is Gabby Giffords, a former congresswoman from Arizona.
In 2007, Kelly was successfully treated for prostate cancer. After Kelly received his diagnosis, his brother Mark was also diagnosed and successfully treated.
Leslie S. Yandell’s ex-husband earned a Master of Science degree in aviation systems from the University of Tennessee. After graduation, Kelly was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy. He completed his initial flight school at NAS Pensacola, where he flew the T-34 Mentor propeller-driven trainer plane, after which he was selected to fly jets.
In 1995, Kelly and his brother applied to NASA to become astronauts. He and Mark were selected to become astronaut candidates in April 1996; the first relatives to be selected in NASA history. In July 1996, Kelly moved to Houston and began training in Astronaut Group 16 at the Johnson Space Center. On completion of training, he was assigned to work on the caution and warning system onboard the International Space Station.
After Kelly’s first flight on STS-103, Leslie S. Yandell’s ex-husband served as NASA’s director of operations in Star City, Russia.
On March 12, 2016, Leslie S. Yandell’s ex-husband, Kelly announced his retirement from NASA, effective April 1, 2016. On 20 November 2016, Kelly was appointed United Nations Champion for Space by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), to assist in raising awareness of UNOOSA outreach and activities.