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One-Year Astronaut Scott Kelly Spins Tunes on Third Rock Radio Today

Scott Kelly on Day 321 on ISS
Astronaut Scott Kelly took this image of himself on the ISS on Feb. 11, 2016 and posted on his twitter account. He wrote, “Day 321 of my #YearInSpace, 500 days in space total.” (Image credit: Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly))

NASA's one-year astronaut Scott Kelly, apparently not satisfied merely breaking U.S. spaceflight records on the International Space Station, is about to spin records of a different type today ( Feb. 18) when he steps in as a guest host on NASA's Third Rock Radio during a two-hour web broadcast. 

Kelly, who currently commands the space station, will take the helm of the online Third Rock Radio station at 5 p.m. EST (200 GMT) for a special broadcast that "takes the audience inside Kelly's extraordinary #YearInSpace aboard the ISS," NASA officials said in a statement. You can listen to Scott Kelly on Third Rock Radio today by visiting:

NASA's Third Rock Radio is a music station managed by RFC Media to blend music entertainment with NASA's awesome space discoveries. "RFC Media matches 'new rock discover'” with tales of NASA's exciting, on-going mission to create one of the most talked about digital radio channels on, or off the planet. Third Rock fans worldwide share their discoveries from Music Explorers who present 'the best new rock out there – really out there!'" NASA officials wrote in the statement. 

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Tariq Malik

Tariq is the Editor-in-Chief of and joined the team in 2001, first as an intern and staff writer, and later as an editor. He covers human spaceflight, exploration and space science, as well as skywatching and entertainment. He became's Managing Editor in 2009 and Editor-in-Chief in 2019. Before joining, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times covering education and city beats in La Habra, Fullerton and Huntington Beach. In October 2022, Tariq received the Harry Kolcum Award for excellence in space reporting from the National Space Club Florida Committee. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. You can find Tariq at and as the co-host to the This Week In Space podcast with space historian Rod Pyle on the TWiT network. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter @tariqjmalik.