The first results from a years-long study about the effects of prolonged space travel involving celebrated Irish American astronaut twins Mark and Scott Kelly (below, left and right) were released by NASA in January. The study, aptly named the Twins Study, compared biological samples shared by the brothers after Scott’s nearly year-long posting at theRead more..
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Irish American astronaut Scott Kelly returned from a year in space after taking part in a NASA study, analyzing the impacts long-term space travel can have on the human body. The mission was aimed at paving the way for an eventual mission to Mars. While Scott was in space, his twin brother Mark, also anRead more..
Scott Kelly, 51, an American astronaut and commander of the International Space Station’s Expedition 45 crew, has set the record for the longest time spent in space by an American citizen after reaching 382 cumulative days and counting. The Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka holds the current world record for days in space, clocking 878 daysRead more..
Irish-American identical twin astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly have volunteered for an observational study to determine the effects of space travel on human genetics. Scott, who has spent 180 days in space, including a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station in 2011, is scheduled to blast off again in 2015 for a record-breaking year-longRead more..
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, faced Jared Loughner, the gunman who killed 6 and injured 13 at Giffords’ 2011 Congress on Your Corner event in Tucson, Arizona, in court for his November 8 sentencing. Loughner, who had pleaded guilty on 19 counts, received seven life sentences and 140 yearsRead more..