Tag Archives: Year in Space

NASA sets up more long-term space stays

Just days after the publication of scientific results from NASA’s first “Year in Space” mission, the space agency says two more extended stays on the International Space Station are in the works. One of the missions will set a world record … Continue reading

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‘Twins Study’ raises questions about space stints

Ten research teams today shared comprehensive scientific results from an unprecedented experiment to gauge the health differences that developed between an astronaut who spent nearly a year in space and his identical twin down on Earth. The study, published in the … Continue reading

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NASA follows up on twin-astronaut tests

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Almost three years after NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned from spending nearly a year in orbit, researchers are still poring over the data collected during an unprecedented study comparing his health with that of his earthbound twin brother. … Continue reading

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Unscrambling the tale of an astronaut’s genes

My Twitter feed was buzzing this week with reports that Scott Kelly’s genes were knocked permanently out of phase because he spent a year in space. Some of the reports made it sound as if Scott Kelly was no longer the … Continue reading

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Get a double dose of ‘Year in Space’ lore

Space fans are used to seeing double when they’re keeping track of twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, but this week Seattleites can get a double helping of pure Scott. Tonight, the U.S. record-holder for continuous time in orbit is … Continue reading

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SpaceX Dragon returns year-in-space samples

A month after delivering an expandable prototype habitat and other goodies to the International Space Station, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean today  with tons of equipment and scientific samples. Among the roughly 3,700 pounds of cargo are freezers … Continue reading

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Scott Kelly says he suffered stress in space

During his year in space, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly said he could do another year if he had to. But now that Kelly has returned to Earth and retired from NASA, he says the experience took an emotional and physical toll. … Continue reading

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