1-year space crew will miss weather and nature while gone; strong family and military ties

March 23, 2015 5:29 PM

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut about to embark on a one-year flight are similar in many ways: born in the 1960s, fathers of daughters, military backgrounds.

But there are differences, too. Scott Kelley, a divorced dad of two, still has a school-age daughter. Mikhail Kornienko is married to an OB-GYN, his daughter is grown, and he's a new grandfather.

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