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How the Epic One-Year Space Station Mission Works (Infographic)

Chart of medical investigations done on the year-long space mission.
An astronaut and a cosmonaut spend an entire year aboard the ISS to provide data on the health implications of space travel. (Image credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

Astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are spending a year living aboard the International Space Station to help NASA learn more about the effects of long-term space travel on the human body.


Meanwhile, Scott’s brother and fellow astronaut, Mark Kelly, will be monitored on Earth, in a first-ever twins study of health effects comparing space flight to living on Earth. [Read more news about the one-year mission]



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