Scott Kelly to be First American Astronaut to spend entire year on ISS

December 19, 2014 1:08 PM

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Scott Kelly to be First American Astronaut to spend entire year on ISS

American astronaut Scott Kelly will lift off to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 27, 2015, from a space station situated in Kazakhstan. With the launch, Kelly will become the first American astronaut to spend a year on space station. Mikhail Kornienko, a Russian cosmonaut, will give company to the retired United States Navy Captain.

Before this mission, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has never sent a single astronaut to spend an entire year on the space station. Valeri Polyakov, a Russian former cosmonaut, has spent about 437 days aboard the Mir space station. His mission ended on March 1995.

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