NASA’s Scott Kelly Breaks U.S. Record For Most Time Spent In Space

Posted: Oct 17 2015, 7:14am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 18 2015, 3:39pm CDT, in News | Latest Science News

NASA’s Scott Kelly Breaks U.S. Record for Most Time Spent in Space
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Veteran astronaut Scott Kelly is the part of year-long mission on board International Space Station. He has spent his 383rd day on Friday, making the record for longest stay in space.

Astronauts provide incredible knowledge about universe and unique images from outer space which paves the way for journeys to Mars and other deep space missions ahead. But staying inside a space station, away from family and friends and enduring physical and mental stress for several days is not easy.

Currently, NASA's one year long mission is in process, where veteran astronaut Scott Kelly has achieved a remarkable milestone. He has set the record for most time spent in space by an American, according to NASA. On Friday, October 16, Kelly spent his 383rd day onboard the International Space Station and surpassed Mike Fincke’s record for 382 days in space.

New Spaceflight Record! Just before the 15th anniversary of continuous human presence on the International Space Station (@ISS) on Nov. 2, 2015, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) is breaking spaceflight records. On Friday, Oct. 16, Kelly begins his 383rd day living in space, surpassing U.S. astronaut Mike Fincke's record of 382 cumulative days. Kelly will break another record Oct. 29 on his 216th consecutive day in space, when he will surpass astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria's record for the single-longest spaceflight by an American. Lopez-Alegria spent 215 days in space as commander of the Expedition 14 crew in 2006. In this July 12 photograph, Kelly is seen inside the Cupola, a special module which provides a 360-degree viewing of the Earth and the space station. On each additional day he spends in orbit as part of his one-year mission, Kelly will add to his record and to our understanding of the effects of long-duration spaceflight. Kelly is scheduled to return to Earth on March 3, 2016, by which time he will have compiled 522 total days living in space during four missions. Image Credit: NASA #nasa #space #yearinspace #iss #spacestation #exp45

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Scott Kelly is expected to eclipse another record in the coming days. On October 29, Kelly will break the record for longest single spaceflight set by astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria and complete his 216th consecutive day in space.

Kelly will also help accomplish the record for continues 15 years human presence on International Space Station on November 2.

NASA kept us updated what Kelly has gone through during the epic mission including how much recycled urine and sweat he drunk, how much he exercised to keep his bone, heart and muscles strong and how many experiments he conducted throughout this mission.

Astronaut Scott Kelly alongside Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko started this historic, year long mission on March 27, 2015. He is scheduled to return to Earth on March 3 next year after compiling a total of 522 days. Researchers are particularly interested to know the physical and psychological effects of this long term spaceflight.

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