Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko back after 1 year in space

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Scott Kelly of NASA resting in a chair outside of the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft just minutes after he and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, 02 March 2016.

Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko back after 1 year in space


After 340 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the American astronaut Scott Kelly and the Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko landed back on Earth this Wednesday. Parachuted, a Soyuz capsule carrying Kelly, Kornienko and the crew member Sergey Volkov arrived in a steppe in Kazakhstan at 10:26 local time (04:26 GMT).

Twice the length of a normal stay, the mission was intended to prepare future journeys towards Mars, in the years 2030, and study the effects of long-duration spacef...


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