Record-breaking Astronaut Scott Kelly Retiring This April

Astronaut Scott Kelly will retire from NASA in april 2016, after spending nearly a year in space and setting a record for the most cumulative days in space of any American.

Kelly is a former Navy pilot who joined NASA in 1996, will leave the agency April 1. Kelly joined the astronaut corps in 1996 and currently holds the American record for most time spent in space. After retiring, Kelly will continue to participate in the ongoing research related to his one-year mission. Kelly flew in space four times, beginning with space shuttle Discovery’s trip to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope on the STS-103 servicing mission in 1999.

Extra info:
  • Kelly broke the American record for most cumulative time in space during his one-year mission, accruing 520 days.
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
  • NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Cornell University Astronomy Professor Steven W. Squyres, as chairman of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC).
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA).

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  • Who is the Chairman of ISRO?
  • Which American Astronaut announced retiredment?

Source – NASA


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