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MIPTV Picks ’16: A Year in Space

While his identical twin brother and fellow astronaut Mark remained on Earth, Scott Kelly would spend a year on the space station - an experiment designed to chart the effects of long-duration space flight.
March 15, 2016


Partners: PBS and Time Inc.; distributed by PBS International
Length: 2 x 60 minutes
Aired: March 2016 (PBS)
Rights available: Worldwide excluding U.S.

On March 27,2015, astronaut Scott Kelly began an unprecedented mission for NASA on board the International Space Station. While his identical twin brother and fellow astronaut Mark Kelly remained on Earth, Scott would spend a year on the space station -an experiment designed to chart the effects of long-duration space flight. With Scott having returned home on March 2 of this year, plummeting to Earth with two Russian astronauts in a Soyuz space capsule after having witnessed some 10,944 sunrises, space enthusiasts around the world can follow his exploits via this two-part special, while learning more about the mental and physical impact of long-duration space travel on the human body.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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