back to article ISS 'nauts Kelly and Kornienko homeward bound

'Nauts Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko will wrap 340 days in space tonight when they return to terra firma from the International Space Station. Kelly and Kornienko will be joined aboard the Soyuz TMA-18M capsule for the return trip to Kazakhstan by cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, who will himself have clocked up 182 days in the …

  1. ratfox

    Ooh ooh, and because the twin was in space, he's going to be younger than the one who stayed on Earth, right? Despite being twins, one is going to look like the father of the other one, and then some really interesting things is going to happen and…

    Staying 340 days at the ISS, which does 7667 m/s, he's going to be younger by… (compute compute) a hundredth of a second. Hmpf…

    …Never mind, then.

    1. toughluck


      Doesn't that only work for one-way trips? When you're going in circles and back to your original location, time dilatation due to relativistic effects equals zero, doesn't it?

      1. Gotno iShit Wantno iShit

        Re: Not @ toughluck

        In a word, no.

  2. Marc 25

    God speed boys!

    Come on home!

  3. lawndart


    You watch - I've been waking up at about 0330 for the last two weeks instead of my usual 0400. Tomorrow I won't wake until the alarm goes off at 0500 and miss the landing.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Its a long time in spAAACCEE...

    ...and at the end of the day a mans mouth is biologically identical to a's the problem?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Its a long time in spAAACCEE...


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