Three astronauts have returned safely from the International Space Station. The successful landing in Kazakhstan brings to a close one of the longest experiments on human spaceflight in history.
Scott Kelly, Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov have returned after spending nearly a year aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The three space travelers landed safely in Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
"We caught a Dragon," announced the astronauts as the rocket was bolted to the ISS. The cargo ship from company SpaceX was delivering a state-of-the-art inflatable habitat planned for eventual use on Mars.
US astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian colleague Mikhail Kornienko are returning from the ISS after almost one year in space. But besides setting a record, their mission brings with it extremely valuable data.
Space travel sounds super, doesn't it? But do yourself a favor and know what you're getting into. That's advice from astronomer, Neil F. Comins. He's written a timely guide for would-be Mars and moon colonists.
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