Space is a dangerous and unfriendly place not suited for human life, yet astronauts are sent up to the International Space Station every year. From exposure to high levels of radiation to surviving in micro-gravity conditions, space can be a tough place to live. Without gravity working on your body, […]
Twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly participated in a groundbreaking NASA study to uncover the long-term effects of space on the human body. Over nearly a year, the twins took the same medical tests – one while aboard the International Space Station and the other while back on Earth. The […]
NASA and companies like SpaceX and Boeing are looking to the moon and Mars as exciting targets for astronaut exploration, if not permanent colonization. However, we’re only just beginning to understand what long-term life in space can do to human bodies. Much of what scientists are learning comes from NASA’s […]
Each week on Business Insider’s podcast “Success! How I Did It,” I ask leaders to explain the lessons they learned from their most significant achievements and failures. These leaders range from the CEO of Vimeo to the president of Planned Parenthood to a NASA astronaut. I ask them to share […]
Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly had four missions in space, including a 340-day trip aboard the International Space Station in 2015-2016. On our “Success” podcast, he describes himself as a distracted kid who figured out his life later than his identical twin brother Mark, who also became an astronaut. He […]
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly lived on the International Space Station for a year-long mission to see how living in space changes the human body. But the ISS might come to an early end, since President Trump wants to end NASA support for the station and shift the funding toward Mars […]
Scott and Mark Kelly are identical twins with two sets of the same DNA. While Scott spent a year in space, his brother Mark stayed on Earth, giving NASA a unique opportunity to see how space flight changes the human body and brain. They’re uncovering some fascinating results: about 7% […]
Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days in space aboard the International Space Station in 2015-2016, a trip that changed his DNA by 7%. He told us that his space career also changed his perspective on life, making him more empathetic. He wants more people to experience the life-changing […]
Scott Kelly, a former NASA astronaut who lived in space for nearly a year, visited the offices of Business Insider. Commercial companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, Boeing, and others are hoping to establish a permanent presence in space with NASA’s help. However, Kelly said “China will overtake the US in […]
Scott Kelly is a retired NASA astronaut who has been to space four times, including a 340-day trip on the International Space Station. Kelly decided to pursue a career as an astronaut after reading Tom Wolfe’s “The Right Stuff” in college. Kelly and his brother, Mark, had always been mediocre […]
In the name of science, former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly shoved himself into the top of a rocket, accelerated to 17,500 mph, and fell around Earth for 340 days – nearly an entire year. The lack of gravity, radiation exposure, Kelly’s diet, and other facts of life in orbit affected […]
Last March, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned...
Three months after returning to Earth...
Astronaut Scott Kelly is back on American soil...
VIDEO: Astronaut Scott Kelly, of NASA, and cosmonauts Sergey Volkov and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos landed safely in Kazakhstan on March 2, 2016.
VIDEO: Scott Kelly returned safely to Earth on Tuesday evening at approximately 11:26 p.m. after spending a record-breaking 340 days in space.
It's hard to think of anything more extreme...