Mark Kelly: My Twin Brother Scott Just Blasted Off for a Year in Space

March 27, 2015 8:40 PM

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BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN - He's off the planet -- and on his way to the International Space Station.

Earlier today, I watched as my brother, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, and two Russian cosmonauts launched to space aboard a Soyuz rocket. They left from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome, the oldest space launch facility in the world. They went from zero to 17,500 miles per hour in about 12 minutes.

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