Space

U.S., Russia Announce Astronaut Team Headed for One-Year Stay at Space Station

A NASA space commander and Russian cosmonaut will head there in 2013

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A veteran NASA space commander and Russian cosmonaut have signed on for the ultimate space voyage: a yearlong trip on the International Space Station.

American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will launch on the one-year space station flight in spring 2015 and return to Earth in spring 2016, NASA officials announced today (Nov. 26). They will begin their mission training in early 2013.