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Twin astronauts to participate in long-term space travel study

Twin astronauts to participate in long-term space travel study

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Twin astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly are going to be part of an experiment in long-term space travel to gauge the health effects of a mission to Mars.
Aileen Graef

Russian cosmonaut set for space station mission resigns

MOSCOW, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- An experienced Russian cosmonaut scheduled to fly to the International Space Station in 2015 has resigned for reasons that are unclear, officials say.
Twin astronauts to be studied 'as one' in space research

Twin astronauts to be studied 'as one' in space research

If, as proposed by President Obama, a manned mission is on its way to Mars in the mid-2030s, and if perhaps in the distant future mankind attempts to journey beyond the limits of our solar system, scientist will want to know some answers to a most pressing question: How does long-term exposure to the zero gravity of space affect the human body?
JIM ALGAR, United Press International
Twins to take part in research into human effects of spaceflight

Twins to take part in research into human effects of spaceflight

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- NASA says twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly have agreed to take part in an unprecedented research study on the human effects of spaceflight.
Pair chosen for 1-year space station stay

Pair chosen for 1-year space station stay

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A U.S. astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut have been chosen for an unprecedented one-year mission aboard the International Space Station in 2015, NASA says.

Space station crew in successful landing

ARKALYK, Kazakhstan, March 16 (UPI) -- Three astronauts aboard a Russian Soyuz TMA-M capsule landed safely in Kazakhstan, returning to Earth from the International Space Station, officials said.
'Star Trek' theme as Discovery leaves ISS

'Star Trek' theme as Discovery leaves ISS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. space shuttle Discovery astronauts readied to undock from the International Space Station Monday as they wrapped up Discovery's 13th and final flight.

Discovery crew readies for return to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- The six crew members of the U.S. space shuttle Discovery climbed back into their spaceship Sunday to get ready for their descent to Earth, NASA said.

New crew members dock with space station

GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A Soyuz capsule carrying three new crew members for the International Space Station has successfully docked with the orbiting laboratory, officials said.

New model Soyuz launches for space station

MOSCOW, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A new model of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft was launched Friday toward the International Space Station from Kazakhstan's Baikonur space center, officials said.

Twin astronauts will tweet about space

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Twin brothers who will command the space shuttle and International Space Station are tweeting about their preparations, NASA says.

NASA: Endeavour countdown on schedule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the countdown for this week’s launch of space shuttle Endeavour was proceeding normally Monday.

Astronauts conduct simulated countdown

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 19 (UPI) -- The seven-member STS-118 crew, led by Cmdr. Scott Kelly, took part in a full dress rehearsal Thursday for the August launch of space shuttle Endeavour.

Endeavour crew in pre-launch training

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 18 (UPI) -- The seven-member space shuttle Endeavour crew is at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this week for STS-118 pre-launch training.

Man drowns due to rip currents in Florida

COCOA BEACH, Fla., May 27 (UPI) -- A man has drowned in Cocoa Beach, Fla., after being pulled underwater by one of several rip currents reported during the past week.
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