US-Russian crew picked for one-year space station flight

(Photo: NASA / Bill Ingalls)

A veteran NASA space commander and Russian cosmonaut have signed on for the ultimate space voyage: a yearlong trip on the International Space Station.

American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will launch on the one-year space station flight in spring 2015 and return to Earth in spring 2016, NASA officials announced Monday. They will begin their mission training in early 2013.

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