A year in space is an extraordinary achievement, but it's still just a step toward our goal of getting to Mars. A trip to Mars and back would last about 30 months (assuming nine months for each leg and about a year in orbit). It's not just that Mars is far away — it's that explorers will have to wait for the orbits of Earth and Mars to line up to make best use of fuel and resources. To them, a year in space might seem like a brief layover. … [Read more...] about Welcome Home Astronaut Kelly and Cosmonaut Kornienko!
Troops welcome home
The A.V. Club is counting down the days leading up to the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, Sunday, September 17, with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, TV editor Erik Adams breaks down a category and gives us his picks for who should win, and who will win. Today we’re looking at the nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama: … [Read more...] about It’s Elisabeth