NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is back from 340 consecutive days in space.
Retired NASA astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger shared a video of the space mission she experienced from preparation to orbit to reentry.
The yearlong stay on the International Space Station was Kelly’s fourth space mission – his previous stint on the space station, which ended in 2011, was 159 days.
Describing the striking colours of the waters around the Bahamas and the rainbow hues of lakes that dot the northern Himalayas, Mr. Kelly said he would like to visit the region.
Another unexpected issue came with his skin.
Hopefully the other firsts back on Earth are a bit more satisfying. The year-long mission was created to measure the impact of space travel on Kelly’s body. “Scott has become the first American astronaut to spend a year in space, and in so doing, helped us take one giant leap toward putting boots on Mars”. Scientists also studied the differences between the astronaut and his twin brother, Mark, back on Earth. Medical researchers will look for other changes that may have happened to his body while in space. Today (March 4), scientists involved with the One-Year Mission answered questions about the mission during a news conference on NASA TV, as well as via a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) earlier in the day.
Charles didn’t really open up from there.
NASAAstronaut Scott Kelly and Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko spent 340 days in space. But the process of analyzing data collected during the mission has only begun.
However, Scott Kelly should return to his regular height after spending some time on the ground.
“The data analysis is only now beginning in earnest”, Charles said in the news conference.
Kelly has also commented about experiencing some vision problems, which is not uncommon for astronauts during long-duration spaceflights. “Maybe occasionally you do go bananas”, he said.
Kelly’s biggest hope is that his Year in Space helps NASA on its path to taking astronauts to undiscovered places throughout the galaxy and on longer missions, such as one to Mars in the future. An important piece of that is what kind of shape a crew might be in after a six-month journey through deep space.
“I think being able to see the Earth from space is pretty intimidating because you realize how small we are in terms of the rest of the galaxy”. “So he has continued to perform at very significant levels”. Express your gratitude (which has scientifically proven beneficial effects.) And enjoy the unbelievable moments this lifestyle offers you. That’s my strictly qualitative, non-professional assessment. “But if he couldn’t, I can’t imagine somebody that could have”.
Kelly also said that the tool didn’t make anyone feel disoriented in the weightlessness of the Space Station. It does appear he wore the suit for the entire flight back to Houston. With the year trip, he said, it felt like he lived on the space station forever.
Well, it turns out that it has more to do with rockets than calendars. Kelly said he was excited to have dinner on Thursday with family, including his girlfriend and two daughters – and to jump in his pool. And he just can’t perform at his best.
But more than food, there was something else that he missed the most. That has given him a real sense of satisfaction. “I think going to Mars, if it takes two years or two-and-a-half years, that’s doable”, he said. Astronauts can lose as much as 2 percent of their bone density each month, according to NASA, more than twice the amount the average adult loses annually.