Retired astronaut, retired US Navy Captain and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Gabby: A Story of Courage, Love and Resilience, Mark Kelly discusses space exploration and the human desire to explore.
Four years ago this week, I left the Kennedy Space Center and the planet aboard the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour. In just 12 minutes, I found myself going from zero to 17,500 milers per hour.
Scott Kelly is about to begin an expedition that’s out of this world – literally.
The 51-year-old astronaut has signed on to live in the International Space Station for a full year on Friday. The goal of the mission is to find out how the human body responds to a prolonged stay in space. No American astronaut has spent more than six months beyond Earth’s atmosphere, and the full extent of the physical and psychological strains of space exploration are still unknown.
Scott Kelly’s twin brother, Mark, who is also an astronaut, will be remain on Earth as an experimental control to help measure the changes to Scott’s body while in space.
Ex-Arizona congresswoman was targeted, while she was still in office, during assassination attempt that killed six others in January 2011; she and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, talked to CBS News’ Lee Cowan about their life today, her recovery, and their future