Space Station Astronauts Hit Halfway Mark in Year-Long Mission

September 15, 2015 3:52 PM

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Two space travelers on the International Space Station are entering rarely tread territory as they pass the six-month mark in a year-long stay in orbit. The mission will help scientists understand how humans might cope with a journey to Mars.

American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have been living on the space station for about six months and won't be going home for another half-year. Compared to typical astronauts, they're spending twice the time away from friends and family, twice the time in weightlessn...

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