HOUSTON – Much of the attention placed on the current trio of U.S. and Russian crewmembers aboard the International Space Station has been focused on U.S. astronaut Mark Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, who began an 11- to 12-month stay aboard the orbiting science laboratory on March 27, a challenge NASA refers to as the “One Year Mission.” No one has attempted such long-duration orbital stays since the late 1980s and 1990s, when cosmonauts set similar ...

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