Scott Kelly has cracked the record: the 51 astronaut has spent 386 days in space in his career – more than any other astronaut before him. He is part of an exciting twin experiment. Guiness Record: Astronaut Scott Kelly
On 16 October 2015, party mood was on the international space station (ISS): Scott Kelly celebrated his 386 workday in space. Thus, the 51 astronaut has broken the record of his colleagues Mike Fincke, 382 days of weightlessness was exposed. Peggy Whitson was 377, Mike Foale on 374 and Don Pettit to 370 days.
But not enough, Kelly sets the bar for future records even higher: he lands only on the 3rd March 2016 back on Earth. Then he will have been a total of 522 days in space.
Scott Kelly will break a second record on October 29
Kelly will break a record: the record for the longest space stay on the piece. On October 29 of 216 days nonstop astronauts will have been exposed of weightlessness. Previous record holder was Michael Lopez-Alegria, who is a 2006 215-tägige mission on the completed ISS. Celebrate this day can Kelly with his Russian colleagues Michail Kornijenko who spends also one year at a time in zero gravity.
For the US space agency NASA is every other day, the Kelly at all is gold worth spending. Because the astronaut is part of a twin experiment. On March 27, 2015 from the space station from Baikonur in Kazakhstan to the ISS broke up, older brother mark on Earth remained his six minutes back.
Slower than his twin brother on Earth ages Scott Kelly at all?
Since the brothers have almost identical genetic material, NASA can after Scott’s year onboard the ISS determine what impact has the permanent zero-gravity on the body. Astronaut Scott Kelly Guiness Record was marked as confirmed in 22/10/2015.
Researchers will examine, for example, whether missing gravity and cosmic radiation have changed the genetic material. About the Telomeres in the chromosomes is can be also determined, whether Scott is aged more slowly in space as his brother.
NASA prepares for mission to Mars
But why has NASA put the twin experiment on the legs? “These length record in space to set up body is important, because each additional day understand helps us as a long-term flight in space and spirit”, writes NASA. The findings are supposed to then benefit a Manned Mars mission at the sole of one way flight between 500 and 600 days would take.
“A manned mission to Mars is currently the ultimate goal in our solar system for humanity”, said NASA Chief Charles Bolden in may at the Conference “Humans on Mars” in Washington, D.C. “we will use every minute of our time and every dollar of our budget for this. Interest on a Mars Mission has never been greater.”
Scott Kelly gives people on Twitter on his adventure
Scott Kelly, by the way has a Twitter channel, on which he makes have part people on his adventure in space.
He regularly posts photos of the blue planet – see other stunning shots of a glowing appearing atmosphere. Or he shares his latest Spotify playlist with the comment “Music is a huge part of life in outer space.”