Thursday, March 3, 2016

Top 10 Highlights of Scott Kelly's Return from an International Space Success


He’s Back!  Scott Kelly and space mate Mikhail Kornienko returned from a yearlong mission to the International Space Station late March 1st U.S. EST or early March 2 in Kazakhstan. The United States, Russia, Japan, Denmark, Kazakhstan and England lived aboard the space station at different times during this yearlong mission and worked as a team. Perhaps they can share their secret of their success and how we can implement this on earth. Teamwork, what a novel idea.

 Credit: NASA Image of the Day March 2, 2016


The United States should be proud, we sent a fine specimen to represent us, as he and his twin brother, Mark Kelly (originally Jersey boys) now work with NASA to study the effects of space on the human body.  You can also read about the Science behind the Year in Space at the NASA website.

March 1, Scott Kelly turned over command to Tim Kopra. The hatch closed at 4:43 p.m. Around 8 p.m. they slowly disembarked from the space station and with sparks from the slow burn (you could see this one from the International Space Station camera, they took off towards earth.  At around 9:45 p.m. another slow burn adjusting to the earth’s atmosphere and landing around 11:30 p.m. via parachute. Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos drove home and landed the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft in Kazakhstan in 3.5 hours. Amazing stuff.

NASA TV events (subject to change)
12:55 a.m., Wednesday, March 3 - Live Coverage of the Return to Ellington Field, Houston of ISS Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA After A Year in Space (scheduled to start 12:40 a.m.) (time subject to change) (all NASA channels)

7 a.m., Thursday, March 3 - Video File of ISS Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly’s Return to Ellington Field, Houston (recorded earlier) (all channels)

12 p.m., Friday, March 25 - Replay of the ISS Expedition 46 Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia with Astronaut Scott Kelly of NASA and Cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos (Recorded earlier in the day) (all channels)

12:30 p.m., Friday, March 25 - Video File of the ISS Expedition 46 Welcome Home Ceremony at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia with Astronaut Scott Kelly of NASA, Cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos and Possible Interviews with Others (Re (all channels)

NASA Events

Friday, March 4: Reddit AMA with Scott Kelly, 11 a.m. EST

Friday, March 4: Facebook Live with Scott Kelly, 1:30 p.m. EST

NASA Invites Public to Send Artwork To An Asteroid

Follow Commander Kelly on Twitter
https://twitter.com/StationCDRKelly

Personally, I don't think I could ever be an astronaut, but I certainly admire the pioneers that are. They are special people.

NASA does such a great job at supporting their people, our people.  You can sign up to receive NASA news and Images delivered to your mailbox on a regular basis.  That is how i have kept up with the news and regular interviews. You can fine his interviews at many locations. NASA on YouTube site is a good place to start and updates on NASA TV to keep up with the current crew on the International Space Station.


Welcome back Commander Kelly what a fine representative of the United States.  Thank You!


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