Year in Space

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Year in Space chronicles Astronaut Scott Kelly’s preparation and 12-month mission (starting with the launch last Mrch 27th) on the International Space Station. The first of these two programs will premiere on WHYY-TV on Wednesday, March 2 @ 8p, just hours after Scott Kelly’s planned return to earth after his year in space – and is planned to include footage of his landing. Kelly will hold the record among U.S. astronauts for cumulative time in space, with 520 days. Kelly participated in a number of studies to provide new insights into how the human body adjusts to weightlessness, isolation, radiation and the stress of long-duration spaceflight, which will include the Journey to Mars. Kelly’s twin brother, former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, participated in parallel twin studies on Earth to help scientists compare the effects on the body and mind in space.

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