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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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