Capt. Scott Kelly, a veteran astronaut, will set the record for the longest single space mission for an American, NASA announced today. Kelly and Roscomos cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will embark on a 1-year mission to the International Space Station in 2015.
The duo will help scientists explore the effects of living in space on the human body, NASA said.
Photo: NASA astronaut Scott Kelly was a flight engineer on Expedition 25 to the International Space Station. (photo via CNN)
President Mohamed Morsi agreed Monday to scale back a sweeping decree he had issued last week that raised his edicts above any judicial review, according to a report by a television network allied with his party.
The agreement, reached with top judicial authorities, would leave most of Mr. Morsi’s actions subject to review by the courts, but preserve a crucial power: protecting the constitutional council from being dissolved by the courts before it finishes its work.
AP, CBS: The Food and Drug Administration has halted operations at Sunland, Inc., the country’s largest organic peanut butter processor. The FDA decided Monday to crack down on salmonella poisoning for the first time with a new enforcement authority the agency gained in a 2011 food safety law.
Earlier Monday, Sunland had announced it was scheduled to resume peanut processing on Tuesday in the hopes of resuming peanut butter production by the end of the year.