Watch the Expedition 43 astronauts launch to space for a one-year mission
The crew members of Expedition 43 launch to space today, and two of them will spend a full year aboard the International Space Station. Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko won’t walk the Earth again until March of 2016, and their 342-day stay will break the old ISS record held by Michael Lopez-Alegria Mikhail Tyurin — both of whom spent seven months on the station between 2006 and 2007. Kelly and Kornienko will be joined by cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, who will return later this year.
The 336-ton Soyuz-FG rocket they will ride will get them to the ISS in just five hours. The entire process, from the launch to the opening of the hatch aboard the station, will be televised live by NASA TV, which is embedded above. Live coverage begins at…
Source:: The Verge