One-Year Crew Launch Live Stream: How to Watch the International Space Station One-Year Mission Live
men and women who will be his companions, he will be keeping watch on up from far away space.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is all set to leave for the International Space Station, some 250 miles from our earth. He will be there not for a week or a month, but an entire year. This is amusing to see such a long plan for the International Space Station due to the fact that most astronauts go there for just six months or so.
He is all set to be launched for the long and tiresome flight later today. Thankfully he will not be alone while flying to the ISS. Two Russian astronauts will also be going with him in the same spaceship. Russian spaceship actually carry US astronauts to and from earth due to the fact that US has no spaceship of its own that is capable of ferrying its astronauts. US pays a huge amount of money for this space journey of its astronomers. Kelly and the two Russian astronauts are actually part of Expedition 43. They’ll launch from Kazakhstan on a Soyuz spacecraft at 3:42 p.m. EDT.
The three astronauts include Kelly, Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka and the trio will join three other crew members already on board the International Space Station.
While talking about his expedition Kelly says, â€œThe reason behind it is just expanding our envelope and understanding about how people can live and work in space for longer periods of timeâ€¦And the way I got selected is just like a lot of things: Part ability, part luck, part timing.”
Researchers will try to test his DNA while in the space. NASA scientists will compare Kelly’s vitals to another Kelly with similar DNA — now-retired astronaut Mark Kelly, Scott’s twin brother. He goes on to add, â€œWell, my brother and I are identical twins, and as such we have very similar DNA â€” not exactly the same, but very, very close â€” and NASA has data on him from going back from 1995 until when we first interviewedâ€¦And, you know, he’s flown in space, and he’s got some spaceflight experience â€” flown four times â€” but I’ll have probably close to 10 times that amount once I get back from this flightâ€.