One year ISS crew at launch site on This Week @NASA


Expedition 43, the next crew headed to the International Space Station is conducting final training at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA’s Scott Kelly and Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) are scheduled for launch aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on March 27 at 3:42 p.m. Eastern. Kelly and Kornienko will become the first crew to conduct a one-year research mission aboard the orbital laboratory. Expedition 44/45 news conference, Orion heat shield testing, Spacewalk training under water, Gemini 3 50th anniversary, SXSW Interactive and Total solar eclipse!

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  1.  – As a Swede person, I just cannot help but reacting instantenously when I hear the VERY typically Swedish name, of one of the soon-to-be-uptransported-to-the-ISS NASA Astronaut Kjell Lindgren – Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I get this strong feeling that Mr Kjell Lindgren MUST have some close Swedish ancestory links back to us here in Sweden, just like the One-and-Only Legendary Astronaut Ed Buzz Aldrin have!
     – Tobbe Benjaminsson –

  2. ever wondered why our planetary system starts from smaller planets then grows to larger planets and ends again with smaller planet. i wonder if other solar systems have the same config

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