Year long space trip begins

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have set off on an enduring 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

The orbiting platform is 400 km high. This will be the longest stay anyone has ever had up there.

Throughout this time, Scientists hope to get a better idea of the effects on the human body of living with no gravity for long periods of time.

The information collected will help scientists discover whether a trip to Mars is a realistic idea.

Mr Kelly and Mr Kornienko launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan in a Soyuz vehicle at 1.42am Saturday. They should arrive at the space station six hours after lift-off.

Would you want to live in space for a whole year?

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b9993
b9993
5 years ago

wow

cam34008LOL
cam34008LOL
5 years ago

cool

REDBEACHROX
REDBEACHROX
5 years ago

Woah they must be really brave

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

That sounds awesome

lukeh
lukeh
5 years ago

Cool

Minjae Choi
5 years ago

that is cool!

joohyun
5 years ago

i have no idea what i said

fuzzball
fuzzball
5 years ago

why would anyone be as stupid as to go ut in spoce for a whole year. thats crazy!

Alixh
Alixh
5 years ago

woah!!!! no I wouldn’t be able to live in space for a whole year that would be creepy!!but then yes because it would be wicked to explore in space !!! So actually I don’t know !! 🙂

death
death
5 years ago

Cool and wow at the same time

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

I would hate to live in space for a whole year

Benjamin
Benjamin
5 years ago

Cool

lovely
lovely
5 years ago

Awesome

Ayman
Ayman
5 years ago

Awesome but I wouldn’t want to go, its quite scary

buttercup
buttercup
5 years ago

I would not like to live in space for a year. It must be like all the Time is night. Well down to them.

sammy puppy911
sammy puppy911
5 years ago

Whoa!!! That is so cool but no way I would want to live in space but it will be cool if people can live on mars.

sammy puppy911
sammy puppy911
5 years ago

Brave that all I say

raghnall
5 years ago

12 months amazing space trip

Benjamin
Benjamin
5 years ago

Good luck

BillySmith
BillySmith
5 years ago

no way i would not

emzy20
emzy20
5 years ago

i would not even like to go to space. that is a long time to be in space.
i hope they dont run out of air to breathe in.

jack pearce
jack pearce
5 years ago

i think they will live and have an interesting time

ItsMeLachie123
ItsMeLachie123
5 years ago

That’s actually pretty amazing to do that, but I wouldn’t do it myself!

bwebber
bwebber
5 years ago

that is really cool I would love that especially to float around in the space station

Elsa9630
Elsa9630
5 years ago

Wow hope they will be okay up there

takahe15
takahe15
5 years ago

cool

anonymis
5 years ago

I solute you brothers 🙂

badboy12321
badboy12321
5 years ago

I would love to only me and a few others a whole planet 2 ourselves

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