NASA astronaut to live in space for one year while twin stays on Earth

ByStacey Glaesmann, The Friendswood Journal AP logo
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Astronauts Mark Kelly, right, and Scott Kelly are pictured in the check-out facility at Ellington Field near NASA's Johnson Space Center

In March, American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will partner up on seven research experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) for the duration of one year.

According to NASA, "These investigations are expected to yield beneficial knowledge on the medical, psychological and biomedical challenges faced by astronauts during long-duration space flight."

Another group of tests will be geared toward Kelly and his twin brother, Astronaut Mark Kelly, who will stay on Earth.

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