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Have you seen what Gabby Giffords' husband's twin is up to?
11-26-2012, 08:31 PM
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Have you seen what Gabby Giffords' husband's twin is up to?
http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/...-for-2015/

Quote: NASA: Longest space mission for U.S. astronaut set for 2015

Capt. Scott Kelly, a veteran astronaut, will set the record for the longest single space mission for an American, NASA announced Monday. Kelly and Roscosmos cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will embark on a one-year mission to the International Space Station in 2015.

The duo will help scientists explore the effects of living in space on the human body, NASA said. They will provide information regarding health and crew performance and help with determining and validating risk-reduction measures. All of this can help contribute to planning for missions to other celestial worlds, such as an asteroid or Mars.

Kelly is the brother of former space shuttle Cmdr. Mark Kelly, who is married to former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords survived a shooting near Tuscon in 2011 and stepped down from public office in January 2012.

Only four humans have logged a continuous year or more in space on a single mission, and all of those missions involved the Russian Mir space station, said NASA spokesman Joshua Buck. The current record is held by Valery Polyakov, who spent 438 days in space between January 1994 and March 1995.

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11-27-2012, 08:00 AM
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RE: Have you seen what Gabby Giffords' husband's twin is up to?
That is very cool although I can't begin to imagine what a year in space must be like.
Bet the view is outta this world! Wink

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