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  • His one-year mission complete, astronaut Scott Kelly announces retirement from NASA

    SpaceFlight InsiderMarch 13th, 2016

    Astronaut Scott Kelly announced his retirement from NASA yesterday. Kelly explained he remains “ever committed and dedicated to the service of human exploration and advancement in space or on Earth,” and that his departure from NASA symbolizes the next step in his own journey.

  • Yearlong ISS crew returns to Earth

    Derek RichardsonMarch 2nd, 2016

    Blazing through the atmosphere and landing at the steppes of Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko returned to Earth on the morning of March 2, 2016, after spending nearly a year on the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Scott Kelly preps for homecoming, station preps for heavy traffic

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 28th, 2016

    As the one-year crew members, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko, prepare for their journey back to Earth, the International Space Station program gears up for a heavy month of visiting vehicle traffic at the orbiting outpost.

  • One-year ISS mission reaches milestone

    Collin SkocikSeptember 13th, 2015

    For the first time, a NASA astronaut is spending a full year in space. On Sept. 5, Astronaut Scott Kelly, who has been in space since late March 2015, took command of the International Space Station (ISS) for Expeditions 45 and 46, marking the halfway point of his stint aboard the orbiting laboratory.

  • Expedition 43: The time of the Kelly twins

    Gregory CecilApril 4th, 2015

    On March 27, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko (along with Gennady Padalka, also a Russian cosmonaut) launched to the International Space Station to begin a one year mission in orbit. The particular focus of the mission is to do 12 months’ worth of human research and study the effects of microgravity on […]