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'Space Twins' In One-Of-A-Kind Experiment

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Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2015 12:51 PM by AlexMuller

A set of identical twins are hoping to increase understanding of the effects of long haul-space travel on the body by taking part in an experiment. Scott Kelly is aiming to spend a year living on board the International Space Station, which would be a NASA record. His brother Mark will stay on earth and act as a control in the physical experiment and analysis.

 
Speaking about the experiment in January, Scott Kelly said: "This is really going to help us learn a lot about the negative effects of space on our human physiology and then hopefully we'll figure out how to mitigate that." Dr John Charles, head of NASA's Human Research Programme, said his team will compare the two astronauts to see how space affects the human body over extended periods of time.
 
He said: "It's a way to start using 21st century medical technology to understand what happens to people in long-duration space flight." During his time in space, Scott will perform a number of experiments and undergo medical tests. Scientists hope the experiment will help to prepare for a long-haul flight to Mars.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2015-03-24
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Identical twins studies have always been useful as a way to exclude contribution of genetics - this space experiment follows the norm! Reply


 

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