A Year in Space

A Year in Space

Follow astronaut Scott Kelly’s record-breaking 12-month mission on the International Space Station, from launch to landing, as NASA charts the effects of long-duration spaceflight by comparing him to his identical twin on Earth, astronaut Mark Kelly.

A Year in Space

55m 37s

Follow astronaut Scott Kelly’s record-breaking 12-month mission on the International Space Station, from launch to landing, as NASA charts the effects of long-duration spaceflight by comparing him to his identical twin on Earth, astronaut Mark Kelly.

Previews + Extras

  • Space Science : asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Space Science

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    Over the course of his year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly will conduct over 400 experiments – everything from fluid dynamics to zero gravity farming. But the primary experiment is on himself -- investigating the long-term effects of space travel on the human body.

  • Space Rocket: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Space Rocket

    S1 E1 - 33s

    For astronauts, blast off can be an out-of-control experience – strapped into a huge controlled explosion.

  • Space Dad: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Space Dad

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    Scott Kelly isn’t only an astronaut- he’s also a father to two daughters. His eldest, Samantha, recounts what it’s like to have a spaceman for a Dad.

  • Space Parking: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Space Parking

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    “So the way you rendezvous with the space craft is you kind of get underneath it and sneak up on it,” says astronaut Mark Kelly. You’re moving through millions of miles of cubic space, traveling at 17,500 miles per hour and your margin of error is just inches.

  • Earthly Pleasures: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Earthly Pleasures

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    As Scott Kelly orbits the Earth for an entire year, he misses many of Earth’s pleasures, from the people he left behind, to the comforts of home, to the sound of rain or a cool breeze.

  • Space Wealth: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Space Wealth

    S1 E1 - 48s

    While they are in orbit, and look out back on the Earth, astronauts have a unique perspective on the world. Areas of greater prosperity have a particular characteristic when seen from above...

  • Extended Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extended Preview

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    Follow astronaut Scott Kelly’s record-breaking 12-month mission on the International Space Station, from launch to landing, as NASA charts the effects of long-duration spaceflight by comparing him to his identical twin on Earth, astronaut Mark Kelly.

  • Space Dreams: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Space Dreams

    S1 E1 - 37s

    We have landed on the moon, sent rovers to Mars and the outer solar system, built a million-pound space station, but we continue to dream of space travel. But why? What compels us to reach for the stars?

  • Space Twins: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Space Twins

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    Using data from identical twin astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, NASA’s twin study is investigating the long-term effects of space travel on the human body. The results will be used to help get humans to Mars.

  • Space Tweets: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Space Tweets

    S1 E1 - 40s

    Even from its orbit of 249 miles above, Scott Kelly stays connected to the people of Earth with the power of social media. His Twitter feed and Instagram accounts have become world-wide phenomena. #YearinSpace

  • Space Food: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Space Food

    S1 E1 - 55s

    In the world of zero gravity of the International Space Station, making dinner can be tricky. Astronauts must rely on surface tension, Velcro and crafty planning to prepare their meals. A Year in Space premieres Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 8/9c on PBS. #YearInSpace

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