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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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