Building the World

Beam me home, Scotty


Photo by Scott Kelly, taken during historic year aboard the International Space Station. Image:

Astronaut Scott Kelly has returned to earth. Along with cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko and Soyuz TMA-18M commander Sergey Volkov,  Kelly touched down in Kazakhstan, after completing a year in space on the International Space Station. He sent back some pictures. Kelly is a twin; brother Mark will serve as control in the experiment on the effects of long-term space residency, such as would be needed for missions to Mars. Another area of Mars preparation takes COMSAT to the next level; the interplanetary internet is currently in development by Nasa and partners.

Thanks to Sheila M. Turney for photo suggestion.

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