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What to pack for year in space? A ‘superhero utility belt’

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What’s one thing astronaut Scott Kelly can’t do without when he moves into space this week for a year? A belt. Kelly went beltless during his five-month mission at the International Space Station a few years back, and he hated how his shirttails kept floating out of his pants. So this time, the 51-year-old retired Navy captain packed “a military, tactical-style thing” that can hold a tool pouch. Actually, scratch pouch. He prefers “superhero utility belt.” Kelly’s partner on the…

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