Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:11

S Kelly and M Kornienko have started their year-long trip out is space. US astronaut Scott K and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail K left today on a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

Scientists will study the effects on the human body of living in micro-gravity for an extended period of time. It may be the longest continuous stay anyone has had aboard the orbiting platform.

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