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NASA mulls timetable for ISS scientific program with Russia

December 12, 2014, 21:15 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The meeting of Roscosmos and NASA representatives focused on preparations of Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly for a one-year mission to the ISS
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MOSCOW, December 12. /TASS/. NASA specialists have discussed a timetable for the research program at the International Space Station (ISS) with their Russian counterparts, the Roscosmos press service told TASS on Friday.

“During the visit, they discussed a timetable of experiments, as well as possible participation of Russian cosmonauts in the biological research projects conducted by NASA and the European Space Agency,” Roscosmos said. “The meeting focused on preparations of Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly for a one-year mission to the ISS.”

Besides, they discussed organizational issues and outlined the coming events so that Russian and US scientists could prepare and carry out a program of medical and biological research of lengthy spaceflights to ISS with an aim of promoting flights to outer space.

NASA specialists rounded up their visit by signing protocols regulating further joint research activity in the field of space exploration.

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