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Astronaut Scott Kelly Preparing for Launch on One-Year Mission

Astronaut Scott Kelly Preparing for Launch on One-Year Mission

Astronaut Scott Kelly Preparing for Launch on One-Year Mission

Astronaut Scott Kelly Preparing for Launch on One-Year Mission

Image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is seen inside a Soyuz simulator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC), Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in Star City, Russia. Kelly, along with Expedition 43 Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka of Roscosmos were at GCTC for the second day of qualification exams in preparation for their launch to the International Space Station onboard a Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:42 p.m. EST, March 27 (March 28, Kazakh time). As the one-year crew, Kelly and Kornienko will return to Earth on Soyuz TMA-18M in March 2016.

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Video: The Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre – 2003

his is a very rare video from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (GCTC), located in Star City.

In former Soviet times, this centre was like a city in “stealth mode”, nobody from the western hemisphere of the world know exactly where it was.

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

This July 20, 1969 photograph of the interior view of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module shows astronaut Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. during the lunar landing mission. The picture was taken by astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, prior to the landing.

Buzz Aldrin was born in Montclair, New Jersey, on Jan. 20, 1930. Aldrin became an astronaut during the selection of the third group by NASA in October 1963. On Nov. 11, 1966 he orbited aboard the Gemini XII spacecraft, a 4-day 59-revolution flight that successfully ended the Gemini program. During Project Gemini, Aldrin became one of the key figures working on the problem of rendezvous of spacecraft in Earth or lunar orbit, and docking them together for spaceflight. Aldrin was chosen as a member of the three-person Apollo 11 crew that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, fulfilling the mandate of President John F. Kennedy to send Americans to the moon before the end of the decade. Aldrin was the second American to set foot on the lunar surface.

Image Credit: NASA

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