The media savvy president also had some words of advice for Kelly: “Good luck Captain. Make sure to Instagram it.”
Kelly’s mission – twice the length of the usual stay on the ISS – is scheduled to begin in March when he, Kornienko and the rest of the crew will carry out hundreds of research experiments and work on cutting-edge technology development.
During the mission, Kelly’s identical twin brother, Mark, will assist NASA in an experiment to see how twins’ bodies perform in different environments.
Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.
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