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Houston, We Have a Family Reunion 75

crimeandpunishment writes "If all goes according to plan, the only space sibling team will be hooking up in orbit. And not only are Scott and Mark Kelly brothers, they're identical twins. Scott took off Friday on a Russian Soyuz rocket to begin a five and a half month mission as the next commander of the International Space Station. Mark is the next commander of the space shuttle Endeavour, scheduled to lift off in February and hook up with the space station March 1st."
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Houston, We Have a Family Reunion

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  • Wow, amazing (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 10, 2010 @06:04PM (#33854736)

    After decades of "science", the best that Space Nuttery can come up with is a retarded stunt. Amazing. We'll have a Dyson Sphere by next week. Astounding.

  • Coincidence? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by webmistressrachel ( 903577 ) on Sunday October 10, 2010 @06:05PM (#33854738) Journal

    There may be more proof here that "It's not what you know, it's who you know!" than people realise... I mean, come on, how many of us young, fit, healthy, brainy people who'd be willing get this chance? What are the odds of them both being "the best of the best of the best, sir"?

    Remember, "Disagree" is not a mod option! Remember, meta-moderation works! (or so they say...)

  • Re:So... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by __aamnbm3774 ( 989827 ) on Sunday October 10, 2010 @06:39PM (#33854932)
    as soon as one of them ran after a baseball or was in an automobile while the other was not, their ages changed.

    this event probably had the biggest impact on their age differentiation, but it had already occurred a long time ago.
  • by Shivetya ( 243324 ) on Monday October 11, 2010 @06:16AM (#33857662) Homepage Journal

    Really? Here at Slashdot we have those who discount the accomplishment of others on nothing more than "they won life's lottery" - "they were connected"? Then we have the declaration of how a certain poster is obviously astronaut quality while trying to make it appear that he is claiming many of /. is.

    Here, I will give you a hint, instead of trolling bbs message boards in his younger days, or hanging out at the mall (it was the 80s after all) he was probably busting his ass. Actually, reading his and his brothers wiki pages would show that they both worked pretty hard to get there and just didn't have it handed to them.

    I guess most astronauts would feel great in being classified as "got in because of who they knew".

    You have two highly driven people who happen to be family, that they are twins probably helped too. Both did very well at everything they worked at and most likely one got the itch and the other said "if he can do it, I can do it".

    Successful people do, the rest bitch on message boards

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