In 2016, we brought you “A Year in Space,” which followed astronaut Scott Kelly during the longest space mission in American history – nearly a full year on the International Space Station. Watch online.
Now, continue the journey to go “Beyond a Year in Space.” Watch online.
The new program tracks Scott Kelly’s homecoming and follows Scott and his identical twin brother, fellow astronaut Mark Kelly, as they undergo testing for NASA’s twin study. By comparing the two brothers, the study hopes to identify how Scott was affected by his 12 months aboard the ISS. This data will help scientists understand what it will take for humans to endure long-duration space travel.
“Beyond a Year in Space” also introduces Jessica Meir and Victor Glover, two of the astronauts preparing to venture farther than humankind has ever gone. Go behind the scenes to see how these astronauts are training to go the distance, and hear what it means to each of them to have the rare opportunity to venture out of Earth’s orbit, beyond the moon, into deep space and possibly to Mars.
“‘Beyond a Year in Space’ takes a deep look at one of humanity’s greatest scientific achievements and provides a lens into Scott Kelly’s personal journey, and what it means for the next generation of astronauts training for Mars and beyond,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming, PBS.
Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #BeyondYearinSpacePBS.
Continue your space exploration with Nova’s “First Man on the Moon,” a look at the life and career of Neil Armstrong. Watch online.