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NASA Astronaut Set to Return to Earth After Year in Space
« on: February 29, 2016, 08:09:22 AM »

The first International Space Station crew to spend almost a year in space is about to return to Earth.

As U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly levitated gently in the middle of a room with walls covered in equipment, cables, scientific instruments and several high-end cameras, he talked about his life on board the International Space Station and the prospects of much longer space missions.

"I'd like for the legacy of this flight to be that we can decide to do hard things, and hard things that will take us farther away from the Earth, and this is one of them,? he said. ?And I'm hopeful, and I think we will learn a lot about longer-duration space flight and how will it take us to Mars someday."

The most difficult aspects of living in space, Kelly said, are the lack of gravity and the lack of running water. Not surprisingly, the first thing he wants to do when he gets home is to jump in his pool.

The astronaut said he feels very good physically, but admitted that it might be a subjective impression.



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