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Astronaut Scott Kelly, who just returned from 340 days in space, will retire from NASA

March 11, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Scott Kelly, the NASA astronaut who just came back to Earth after nearly a year on the International Space Station, is retiring from the space agency on April 1. 

Kelly spent 340 days in space on his most recent mission, allowing scientists to gather a plethora of data about how the human body behaves during long periods in the extreme space environment.

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“This year-in-space mission was a profound challenge for all involved, and it gave me a unique perspective and a lot of time to reflect on what my next step should be on our continued journey to help further our capabilities in space and on Earth,” Kelly said in a statement announcing his retirement.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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