On Sept. 15, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will reach the halfway point of the first one-year mission to the International Space Station. Research from the mission is helping NASA prepare for the human journey to Mars while proving benefits to those of us on Earth.
Tuesday, Sept. 15, is the midpoint for NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko of their one-year mission aboard the International Space Station. To mark the occasion, the National Press Club in Washington will host an event from 8:30 to 10 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 14, to discuss the first ever one-year space mission.
Kelly will participate live from the space station. His identical twin, retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, and NASA astronaut Terry Virts, who returned in June from his mission aboard the space station, will participate in the conversation from the press club. The televised portion of the event will air on NASA Television and the agency's website from 9 to 10 a.m. at: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv