The senators of the United States honored Scott Kelly in the senate on his lengthy stay aboard the ISS. It was indeed a landmark achievement.
The US senate has passed a resolution honoring Scott Kelly for his long stay in outer space. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez were the most recent additions to the roster.
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Scott Kelly hails from West Orange in Essex County. Scott spent 340 days in space aboard the ISS. It is a landmark record. Senator Booker while sitting on a committee that oversees NASA said that the resolution ought to proceed.
On March 1st, before the astronaut started his venture back home, the senators had already made the decision to honor him in a befitting manner. Kelly landed in Kazakhstan and came to the USA within a day’s time span.
Kelly’s achievement is not small. He has made the United States mighty proud and it is a milestone for science and the scientific method.
According to NJ, Senator Menendez spoke of how it was important to keep your goals high and achieve the impossible. This was so that the youth of the nation could be inspired to reach for the stars and go where no one else had gone before.
Kelly’s long stay was in preparation for a trip to Mars. A mission to the Red Planet is the next step in NASA’s endless journey of space exploration. By the year 2030, a mission to the Martian terrain by human beings will be a sure thing.
The long journey to Mars will resemble Scott Kelly’s trip aboard the ISS fo 340 days. His physical and mental condition proves that it is indeed possible to stay that long in space and emerge unscathed by the conditions of zero gravity.
Scott Kelly’s tests will be compared with those of his twin brother Mark Kelly who remained on earth. Scott’s record period in space alongside Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko is a great accomplishment.
Since the turn of the millennium, no similar record has been set yet. Kelly does not show any signs of fatigue or burnout. He is even ready to stay for an even longer in space in the future.
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Slight aches and pains are a matter of course for this brave astronaut who has truly redeemed NASA and the United States.