PLEASANTON, Calif., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Shaklee®, a leading global health and wellness direct selling company, announces today that astronauts, aviators and American heroes Captain Mark Kelly and Captain Scott Kelly (also identical twin brothers) will be the Keynote Speakers at Shaklee Live 2016 - an annual Conference hosted by Shaklee CEO and Chairman, Roger Barnett and attended by thousands of Shaklee Distributors from all over the country. Shaklee Live will celebrate 60 years of creating healthier more rewarding lives August 3-7, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit Shaklee.com.
"I am happy to announce the attendance of Captain Mark Kelly and Captain Scott Kelly at this year's Shaklee Live 2016 event in Orlando, Florida," stated Roger Barnett, Shaklee CEO and Chairman. "These astronauts are friends in addition to aviators and American heroes who personify leadership and courage. It will be a great honor to welcome them as our Keynote Speakers at this year's event."
Shaklee and NASA have been working together for more than two decades since NASA tapped Shaklee as a partner to help every astronaut return to earth safely by providing a solution to address General Re-entry Syndrome (GRS) which includes symptoms of vertigo, fatigue, gastrointestinal discomfort, disequilibrium and general debilitation occurring during reentry to earth's atmosphere and immediately after landing. Shaklee scientists specifically designed AstroAde, a special rehydration product in conjunction with NASA scientists, to combat this unique set of challenges facing the shuttle astronauts. Shaklee products have been on every NASA mission since 1993.
Most recently Commander Mark Kelly took Shaklee Vitalizer, a daily vitamin, on space shuttle Endeavour. Vitalizer provides everyday nutrition for life, with a comprehensive spectrum of clinically supported vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics, and more in one convenient Vita-Strip®. Vitalizer supports heart, bone, joint, immune, digestive, brain and vision health, and physical energy. With formulas customized for men, women and adults over 50, Vitalizer is available to consumers in the United States.
"Having just returned to Planet Earth after a year in Space, I can say first-hand it is one of the most arduous physical experiences the human body can endure," explained Captain Scott Kelly. "NASA scientists and my medical team helped me come up with a daily regimen to ensure I maintained my health. I'm looking forward to sharing some stories and lessons with the Shaklee family in Orlando."
Shaklee and the Kellys also share a commitment to environmental sustainability, recognizing that a healthy individual and a healthy planet go hand-in-hand. To learn more about Shaklee's commitment to environmental sustainability visit http://www.shaklee.com/us/en/about.html#sustainability
"One thing we've come to understand is that we need to take better care of our planet. We love that Shaklee as a company is really focused on the environment," explained Captain Mark Kelly.
Captain Scott Kelly
Veteran astronaut Captain Scott Kelly has enjoyed an illustrious career with NASA. Along with his identical twin brother, fellow astronaut Mark Kelly (who will be on Earth), Scott was selected to participate in a yearlong experiment aboard the International Space Station designed to test the effects of extended space travel on the human body. The data NASA plans to collect from Scott and Mark after this expedition would greatly determine the plausibility of interplanetary space travel, including future trips to the moon, asteroids and ultimately Mars. On stage, Scott speaks on the themes of teamwork, crisis management, accountability, and leadership.
Captain Mark Kelly
Retired NASA astronaut, Captain Mark Kelly was Commander of the space shuttle Endeavor. In addition, he is a prostate cancer survivor and retired U.S. Navy Captain. Using examples from his career along with the assassination attempt on his wife, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Mark speaks on what it means to be a leader, the importance of planning, thinking ahead, being bold, and responding quickly. Mark is currently undergoing NASA's first "twin study" with his twin brother Scott who is on the International Space Station for one full calendar year. The study will show the effects of space on the human body compared to here on earth as NASA continues to plan for longer manned space missions.
Captains Scott and Mark Kelly
Being identical twins is rare, but both being astronauts is something else entirely. A former U.S. Navy Captain, Mark Kelly was aboard the last planned flight of space shuttle Endeavor, and was part of many other missions in the 1990s and 2000s. His brother Scott Kelly recently concluded his historical year in space mission aboard the International Space Station. While addressing a number of topics dealing with leadership, communication, innovation and teamwork, the Kelly brothers also speak on the importance of space exploration, lessons learned and how this mission will directly impact our pursuit of one day putting a man on Mars.
Since its inception, the Pleasanton, California-based Shaklee Corporation has combined breakthrough scientific research with pure, safe, and proven ingredients to develop the world's most cutting-edge and life-enhancing health products. Founded by Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, who developed the first multivitamin in the U.S. 100 years ago, the company has become a leading health and wellness company with a long history of pioneering advances in nutritional science. Shaklee has over 120 published studies, abstracts and presentations many of which are published in peer-reviewed journals that support our products, ingredients and perspective. Shaklee is one of the most well-established names in the nutritional supplement and direct selling industries with over 1.2 million members worldwide in Canada, Japan, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Mexico and the U.S.