IFWT_Space Station Mission 4
NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are embarking on a mission to stay at the International space station for one calender year.


Astronauts Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko will be embarking on an exhilarant mission that will have them stay at the International space station for a single year. When interviewed at UNESCO headquarters in France Kelly stated “What makes this exciting for me, this one year flight, is about the science and everything were going to learn from expanding the envelope on the space station”. Kelly elaborates that the foundation of this work will have tremendous affect on how scientists can study the human body in orbit, which is essential if flights to Mars will take place. A Mission to Mars is something that would not be a walk in the park. According to reports specific launch dates would have to be previously investigated to make sure the planets will be at their closest distance. which is an estimated 33.9 million miles (talk about a road trip). Getting to Mars from the space station would take about seven to eight months, which put the entire mission of returning at about a year. Meanwhile other astronauts will be waiting at the space station for the entire duration of the trip. This orbit for a year will be a record for NASA while Kornienko will fall two months sort of a Russian World Record.