To mark the launch of new AAA UK replica Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute watches– an homage to the original timepiece that traveled to space 60 years ago – we spoke to astronaut Scott Kelly, a space travel expert who has experienced first-hand the specific requirements of accompanying technology. and the necessary functions, about the new high quality Breitling fake watches, brain training, space vacations and NFTs.
Along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, Scott Kelly spent almost a year in space, to be exact, 340 days in 2015 and 2016, aboard the ISS space station. This has been the longest individual spaceflight from the ISS, to date. However, Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko did not intend to simply write their names in a record book or take measurements and work on the space station. They also conducted medical studies on the effects on the human body after undergoing space missions.
Thanks to his twin brother, Mark Kelly—who is also an astronaut, but stayed on the ground during that time—Scott was able to make a good comparison about the effects on DNA during long-duration missions in space. Following his mission, Scott Kelly officially retired, however he continues to contribute to research around his one-year mission. These results are important, among other things, for future manned missions to Mars.
But even after his return, Scott Kelly has not been silent, today he uses his position (and his knowledge of Russian) to speak out against the war in Ukraine and collect donations for the victims; on Twitter he has no qualms, as he makes obvious “brainwashing” and propaganda to Russian colleagues. He even had a heated exchange with Dmitri Rogozin, the general director of Roscosmos, and amused Ukrainian netizens with instructions on how to “sabotage Russian tanks.” We caught up with the multifaceted former astronaut for an interview:
Can you match the needs of an astronaut to the design request of the original best replica Breitling Cosmonaut watches?
“To be honest, I’ve never given it much thought over the years because I’ve never had a watch like this until yesterday, but if you look at a normal watch, it doesn’t tell you whether it’s day or night—the position of the sun he does. If you don’t have that in space because there are a lot of sunrises and sunsets every day, then a 24-hour face on a clock makes a lot of sense to me.”
If you went back to space, what function would you want from perfect Breitling copy watches now?
“Time is important to everyone, of course, but the schedule on the space station is sometimes timed to the minute as to when to do what and how much time is available to do it, always with an eye on the next thing.” task. In addition to a very loud alarm – there is a lot of noise on the space station – another possibility would be to design the calendar in such a way that it not only triggers an acoustic alarm, but also a vibration alarm. So loud alarms, a vibration alarm, multiple alarms. It should also have a bright light that you can use as a flashlight in an emergency if the power goes out. There are a lot of torches on the space station, which are too big to find in the dark, but it would be helpful to always have a flashlight on your wrist.”
“To do this, the clock must have multiple times and timers, show different time zones, so you can control not only what time you are working, but also what time they are at home. I don’t know what other tools could be put on a watch, maybe something Batman would carry, like a knife that can be pulled out. The last part was a joke, of course. But actually I have already designed the watch and drawn it on a map with all the features, which I have already shared with Breitling CEO Georges Kern. I still have the sheet somewhere in my house; maybe one day my space watch will be part of Swiss movements Breitling replica watches offering after all.”
And what does the CEO of 1:1 top Breitling super clone watches think about it? “It’s really challenging because depending on the functions, the clock has to be both digital and analog, there are lights, alarms, different time zones… we’re still trying to figure that out.”
What items do you always carry when you travel? Was there an indispensable object in space?
“In fact, I always carry a headlamp, whether it’s in my briefcase or backpack. On the space station, I always made sure to have a flashlight or headlamp with me, if not on my body, then nearby. One of the most important senses is our vision, without light we are quite limited. The good thing about a headlamp is that you can also use it as a headlamp, you can tie it somewhere or even hang it.”
How do you mentally prepare to spend a year in space and what has been your greatest learning?
“The best preparation would probably be to spend six months in space. Seriously, it is essential to understand the things that are happening around you and put them into perspective. One of the reasons I spent a year there was to spend a lot of time, and if you see that as one of your mission goals, it makes it a lot easier. What I learned is that we, as a species, are capable of doing amazing things, for example, filling the space station with people from 15 different countries, with different languages, different cultures. We can achieve anything if we set our minds to it. Unfortunately, we don’t always aim for the best and we don’t always work collaboratively together. What I learned during my time at NASA and on the space station is that we can achieve amazing things if we work hard and don’t give up.”
Do you think we will soon be able to take vacations in space?
“Of course, it is not suitable for everyone, but I think there are different ways of experiencing that have to do with space, for example, flying in a balloon. You’re not really in space, of course, but you have a sense of it even though you’re not floating yourself. On the other hand, there’s something like Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin capsule concept, where you’re in space and you float around for a few minutes and you get to experience part of it, that’s probably an experience anyone can have, as long as you can afford it. Physically, I don’t think there are many limitations here.”
“However, living in space is not for everyone, it is not comfortable. There are a lot of things that have a type 1 fun factor, meaning it’s fun while you’re doing it, like a roller coaster, and then there are experiences that promise more ‘type 2 fun’, there it’s uncomfortable, it’s challenging. It’s fun when you’re done and you can reflect on it. Living in space for a few weeks, months, or years falls more into the latter category. It’s definitely an adventure, but it’s not for everyone, microgravity brings too many inconveniences, like throwing up or using the bathroom.”
“Will we be able to live this experience one day? Yes, we will do it. Building and running a small space station and having people visit it, even at what some would call a reasonable price, is possible, if it can be done. The key is in transportation, the cost of which is about 50 million dollars. Right now it’s hard to imagine going from $50 million to $50,000 or even $5,000. So it remains unaffordable for the majority of the world’s population. We have to find a way to reduce costs.”
Do you have any advice on coping with isolation in space?
“The space station experience and living there for a year taught me a lot about life in a pandemic. There are certain aspects that were useful to me during that time. One of them is to have a schedule and stick to it, not only for work, but also for leisure, for sports, for contact with family and friends, for hobbies. For this, we live in a very complex world, on Earth and in space, and when you live in a demanding environment, it is important to know where the information is obtained. You should get it straight from the experts. What we did at NASA wasn’t always rocket science, but sometimes it was, and then you have to get the information from scientists, not from a friend’s cousin who posted something on Facebook claiming to be an expert.”
What view from space has impressed you the most?
“The Bahamas! They are so vast and blue. The blue is my favorite color. Maybe that’s why I’m attracted to the Bahamas and the water. There are many blue places on Earth, but the Bahamas are so big, so vast and blue. I bring all the new people to the dome as soon as we fly over the Bahamas and say, ‘Look at this!’ The sight and the reactions are very joyful.”
Can you tell us how you came up with the idea of raising funds with NFTs?
“When I came back from the space station, after my last flight, I left NASA. That was my first opportunity to think about other things, professionally and personally, that had nothing to do with space travel or work. I read some articles about cryptocurrencies and blockchain, I wanted to learn more about it, in fact I bought some Bitcoins and other coins in 2016 just to understand the technology and get an edge in the game. I think there are a lot of useful purposes with coins like that, artwork can now be attached to blockchains, that got me interested. Also, I realized that in time, the first astronauts will also sell things like NFTs, so I thought: why not me, and why not for a good cause?
“With the Orange Comet company, we created 3,333 unique NFTs to raise money for Ukraine, raising over half a million dollars in the process. We were able to donate a net proceeds of approximately $435,000. I believe that there is a great future for the metaverse, for web 3, for the decentralized Internet. There is no doubt that this technology has a place, and space trade will probably one day use a decentralized currency, after all, there is no room for one country, but for all.