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Mark Kelly and his twin to serve as research subjects for long-duration spaceflight

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – NASA’s only identical twin astronauts are planning to serve as guinea pigs for studies investigating the genetic impacts of long-duration spaceflight. Astronaut Mark Kelly, who commanded four space shuttle missions including the final flight of Endeavour, is set to be a test…

As NRA convention opens in Houston, Giffords’ husband urges leadership to step down

Chief executive has allowed gun lobby to be bought by firearms industry, says Mark Kelly, husband of Gabby Giffords Mark Kelly, the husband of the former US Congress member Gabby Giffords who was shot in the head in the 2011 Tucson shooting, has called on the leadership of the National…

Watch live: NASA holds briefing on antimatter-hunting experiment

NASA officials unveil the first results of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment. AMS is cosmic-ray detector designed to seek out signs of antimatter and elusive dark matter from its perch on the International Space Station. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on April 3. [Photo of Mark Kelly, who commanded…

Mark Kelly tries to rescue baby sea lion from dog attack

Astronaut and husband of former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D), Mark Kelly intervened in an attack on a baby sea lion by his daughter’s 65-pound bulldog on Saturday in Laguna Beach, California. According to CBS News Los Angeles, Kelly was, unfortunately, unable to save the animal’s life. Kelly’s 18-year-old daughter…

Watch live: Giffords’ husband Mark Kelley and NRA testify before Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony from Rep. Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly, the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and others on gun control. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on Jan. 30. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

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