Friday, December 21, 2012

Kornienko (RN3BF) and Kelly to Spend a Year in Space

Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, RN3BF, and Astronaut Scott Kelly have been chosen to spend a full year aboard the International Space Station in 2015-16. A major part of their mission, according to the ARRL Letter, is to help increase understanding of how the human body reacts and adapts to long-term space flight. This understanding is important for planned manned missions in the future around the Moon, an asteroid and, eventually, Mars. The two men are set to begin a two-year training program in early 2013.