A year in space: the longest mission on the ISS

NASA Twin brothers Scott and Mark Kelly are participants in an experiment to study the effect of prolonged stay in space on the human body. On Earth, NASA experts are observing Mark Kelly, so that, using the example of analysis of brothers' genetically identical organisms, to study the influence of the space environment on humans

NASA Start of the Union TMA-16M from the Baikonur Cosmodrome

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NASA Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko celebrate their 300th day in space. In the hands of Kelly - a flower first grown on the ISS

Skott Kelly Earth Relief in Scott Kelly's Lens

NASA Spaceship Cygnus Approaching International Space Station

NASA Hurricane Patricia Coming to Mexico

NASA is the 45th long-term crew of the International Space Station. Bottom row: Flight Engineer Kimia Yui, Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineer Chell Norwood Lindgren. Bottom row: flight engineers Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Mikhail Kornienko

Skott Kelly Bahamas in the lens of Scott Kelly

Skott Kelly Sunrise from the International Space Station

Skott Kelly Clouds and shadow from them in the lens of Kelly

Skott Kelly Scott Kelly in outer space

During an annual stay on the ISS, Scott Kelly set a record for the total length of stay in space, as well as the duration of one mission for an American astronaut. Participants in the annual mission to work aboard the ISS - NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, along with their partners Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov, will return to Earth on March 2.

Landing is scheduled for March 2 at 07:26 Moscow time. Interestingly, after landing, Kornienko and Kelly will have to leave the descent vehicle on their own, simulating a landing on Mars, where there will be no meeting rescuers. “Immediately after landing in a medical tent, I will have to perform a series of tests: pass, keeping balance, do some squats, walk up the stairs, ” explains Mikhail Kornienko. - That is, to perform those actions that may be performed by the members of the expedition after descent to the surface of Mars. In the Star City, two to three days after landing, a centrifuge awaits me - tests with overloads. I will work in a spacesuit “Orlan” on a special stand, here are more complex tests. The goal is to simulate landing on Mars and work on its surface. For earthlings all this is no longer idle, but quite practical interest! ”

Upon completion of the flight, Kornienko and Kelly will have 341 days outside the Earth as part of the annual flight program.

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