Duo begin year-long space trip

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Duo begin year-long space trip

#1  Postby DougC » Mar 28, 2015 12:14 am

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US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have taken off on a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
It will be the longest continuous stay anyone has had aboard the 400km-high (250 mile) orbiting platform.


Scientists hope to get a keener idea of the effects on the human body of living in microgravity for extended periods.
The space agencies say the data will be invaluable as they plan towards eventually mounting a mission to Mars.
Mr Kelly and Mr Kornienko launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan in a Soyuz vehicle at 01:42 local time, Saturday (19:42 GMT Friday).
They will be joined on the flight up by cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, but his tour will only last the normal six months.
Arrival at the ISS should occur about six hours after lift-off.

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Re: Duo begin year-long space trip

#2  Postby chango369 » Oct 07, 2017 4:02 pm

This is a good follow up article for this thread.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year in space. His recollections of this unprecedented test of human endurance, and the physical toll it took, raise questions about the likelihood of future travel to Mars.


Astronaut Scott Kelly on the devastating effects of a year in space
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#3  Postby aban57 » Oct 09, 2017 8:59 am

Amazing read, thanks :thumbup:
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