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Scott Kelly: Year in space paves the way for even longer missions

March 06, 2016

Astronaut Scott Kelly says that his epic year in space will help fuel longer-term space missions, paving the way for NASA’s ambitious plan to send humans to Mars. “I think that expanding our envelope and our ability to operate is something that will take us further from the planet,” he said, during an interview with NASA TV shortly after landing in Kazakhstan early Wednesday.

Pentagon Recruits Former Google CEO to Lead 'Innovation Board'

March 06, 2016

Eric Schmidt, the former chief executive officer of Google, will head a new Pentagon advisory board aimed at bringing Silicon Valley innovation and best practices to the U.S. military, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Mar 2. Schmidt, now the executive chairman of Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google, said the board would help bridge what he called a clear gap between how the U.S.