Area Station's one-yr crew is coming house on March 1st

Space Station's one-year crew is coming home on March 1st


On March 1st, the longest ISS mission is coming to an finish. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Roscosmos cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will make their journey again to Earth, 340 days after they landed on the spacecraft. The yr-lengthy mission gave NASA’s scientists the prospect to review the bodily and psychological results of prolonged area journey on people. Most astronauts solely keep aboard the area station for six months — scientists wanted the info to plan for longer, deep area manned missions to Mars and different celestial our bodies. It helped that Kelly has a twin brother on Earth who offered NASA “extra bases for comparisons.”

Whereas the duo are flying again to the planet on March 1st, NASA TV will start broadcasting the occasion on February twenty ninth. Kelly will step down because the ISS’ commander that day and can hand over the duty to fellow astronaut Tim Kopra. Then on March 1st, you’ll comply with the entire departure course of, from the time Kelly and Kornienko climb into their Soyuz capsule to the second it touches down in Kazakhstan.

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