In March 2015, Astronaut Scott Kelly and Cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko will embark on a one year mission aboard the ISS. Along with their missions is included a twins study, involving Scott and his twin brother (and retired astronaut) Mark Kelly, that will focus on physiological effects of long-term space exploration on the human body.
Twin brothers Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly, both NASA astronauts, were once set to meet in space in 2011. Mark commanded the last mission of the space shuttle Endeavour, STS-134, while Scott led the International Space Station's Expedition 26 mission. The shuttle mission was delayed beyond Scott's time on the station, so they ultimately never met up in space. Now the twin astronauts are volunteering for science experiments as Scott Kelly prepares for a one-year mission. [Read the Full Story]
340 days in space led to changes at genetic level for astronaut twin Scott Kelly
NASA astronauts Mark Kelly, right, stayed on the ground, while his brother Scott Kelly spent 340 days on the International Space Station. Researchers are noting changes in biological markers because of the time in zero gravity.
Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly on NASA’s twin experiment and the future of space travel
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