One-Year Mission to the International Space Station: Latest News
NASA and Russia are launching a joint one year mission to the International Space Station. NASA's Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will blast off to the orbiting outpost on March 27, 2015 EDT.
About 1,000 biological samples from Scott Kelly's unprecedented yearlong mission aboard the International Space Station came down to Earth last week. It will take about 17 months to analyze them all, NASA officials said.
On Thursday (May 19), Pleasantdale Elementary School will be formally renamed in honor of Mark and Scott Kelly, former NASA astronauts who attended the school while growing up in West Orange, New Jersey.
West Orange, New Jersey, will honor native sons Scott and Mark Kelly on May 19. The former NASA astronauts, who are identical twins, will receive "Mayoral Medals," and the elementary school they attended will be renamed after them.
The new IMAX film 'A Beautiful Planet' depicts Earth from an astronaut's-eye view, and it also painstakingly recreates the entire Milky Way in a realistic visualization — learn how in a new video exclusively released to Space.com April 26.