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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-18-2014 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly's upcoming one year mission aboard the International Space Station is the cover story for the Dec. 29, 2014 issue of TIME Magazine.
When Scott Kelly calls home from the International Space Station (ISS) sometime next year, whoever answers the phone may simply hang up on him. The calls will be welcome, but the link can be lousy, with long, hissing silences breaking up the conversation. That's what happens when you're placing your call from at least 229 mi. (369 km) above the Earth while zipping along at 17,500 m.p.h. (28,164 kph) and your signal has to get bounced from satellites to ground antennas to relay stations like an around-the-horn triple play. "When someone answers, I have to say, 'It's the space station! Don't hang up!'" says Kelly.

Neil DC
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posted 12-18-2014 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neil DC   Click Here to Email Neil DC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is great that Scott Kelly's year flight is attracting such interest. Time magazine was always good about reporting space stories, even Russian achievements in the past. Let's hope we see more of this story.

Someone pointed out that after this flight Scott's autograph will be in even greater demand than his brother.

Of course we should spare a thought for the cosmonauts who achieved this milestone aboard Mir; Titov, Manarov (365), Polyakov (437) and Avdeyev (379). Plus hopefully Mikhail Korniyenko too. Great stuff.

BMckay
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posted 02-24-2015 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have a signed one? Was he good at signing this?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-02-2015 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott signed my copy and I have another friend who had hers signed.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-07-2015 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The March 6, 2015 Grades 3-4 issue of TIME for Kids, TIME's weekly classroom news magazine, features Scott and Mark Kelly on the cover (photo via NASA public affairs officer Nicole Cloutier).

(There is an alternate cover with both Kelly brothers for the Grades 5-6 edition.)

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-25-2015 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
TIME is launching a new documentary (video) series about the Year In Space mission in May. A trailer, featuring footage shot in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, in Kelly's home and with his brother Mark is now available on their website.
On March 27, Scott Kelly begins a historic year in space. Follow Kelly and his twin brother as they test the boundaries of space together.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-16-2015 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
TIME Magazine has named Scott Kelly among its Top 100 Most Influential People for 2015. John Glenn writes the entry for Kelly:
Scott Kelly's yearlong mission aboard the International Space Station is indeed worthy of special note and attention.

We need to know much more about human reaction to long-term spaceflight before any deeper exploratory missions can be planned. But what may be of greater significance to all of us here on Earth is research into the remarkable similarities between how the body changes in zero-G and how it changes as a result of ordinary aging. If we learn more about one, we could apply that same knowledge toward arresting both.

We started this type of research when I returned to space in 1998, and I am very glad it is being continued with this mission. Scott's willingness to devote a year of his life in cooperation with his identical twin brother Mark, who will remain on Earth, may have a profound impact on all of us.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-16-2015 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Neil DC:
Someone pointed out that after this flight Scott's autograph will be in even greater demand than his brother.
From Mark Kelly on Twitter:
Mistaken for @StationCDRKelly and asked to sign his @TIME cover. So I did. My message? "Not me. But I know him."

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