HOUSTON – Plans for the first one-year missions to the International Space Station by U.S. and Russian astronauts seem well-timed from the long view, even if a bit premature to those who wonder where the venture fits within a still-evolving U.S. strategy for future human deep space exploration. NASA’s Scott Kelly and Russia’s Mikhail Kornienko, in the final stages of more than two years of training, are scheduled to lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on ...


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