While the novelty of being captured on the global Space Station (ISS) goes away with time, all that remains is the boring knowledge that astronauts are essentially trapped in one place. It’s somewhere around 180 pounds.
Samples for the comparative genetics studies involving Kelly and his identical twin brother, retired NASA astronautMark Kelly, continue to be collected with some already returned to Earth.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is halfway through his yearlong mission in global Space Station.
NASA and Roscosmos are already investigating ideas for future space station missions to prove technologies and techniques necessary for trips deeper into the solar system. The end for Kelly is not until March 2016. NASA released the infographic to celebrate the milestone, as well as a quirky YouTube video narrated by Billy Dee Williams (probably better known as Lando Calrissian).
Other fun facts about the mission and Kelly’s body: Living in microgravity will cause 2 liters of fluid to shift out of his legs and towards his head. The trivia may make you a little thankful to be spending your year on solid ground. Things such as family and friends are natural, along with the added benefit that most of us overlook of just going outside and getting fresh air. “I was a realist, and I think I understood how hard it is to be selected as an astronaut. I understood that it was very competitive”.
Astronaut Scott Kelly may have had a tough time following the action at the Bears vs. Packers game Sunday, but he captured a one-of-a-kind view of Soldier Field from space. Even most prisoners can get out but we cannot.”Kelly and Kornienko’s mission is the longest at the ISS, which was first visited by astronauts in the year 2000″.
“We do not really use the bottom of our feet much”, he said.
Astronaut twins Mark and Scott Kelly.
Virts explained that he believes worldwide collaboration on a Mars mission “is mandatory”, because of funding challenges and the difficulties of one country having “the political will to stick to a project for several decades”. However, he also said that he should try his best to do something so that at least he should be in competition.