NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly’s bags are packed, and as we write this he’s strapped into the Russian Soyuz-TMA-16M spacecraft preparing for liftoff.
The launch is scheduled to occur at 3:42 EDT, and you can watch it all unfold right here.
After liftoff, Kelly will board the International Space Station along with Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko where both men will spend a full year in zero-gravity. Kelly’s twin brother, Mark, will stay back at home. Over the course of the year NASA