Follow astronaut Scott Kelly’s record-breaking 12-month mission on the International Space Station, from launch to landing, as NASA charts the effects of long-duration spaceflight by comparing him to his identical twin on Earth, astronaut Mark Kelly. Landing Wednesday, March 2 at 7pm.
Mark Kelly’s year in space has been well-documented on his Twitter feed. Check out 10 stellar tweets to mark Scott Kelly’s record-breaking year in space from PBS NewsHour.
Also this week:
American Experience: Space Men
In the 1950s and early ’60s, a small band of high-altitude pioneers exposed themselves to the extreme forces of the space age long before NASA’s acclaimed Mercury 7 made headlines. They were the first to venture into the frozen near-vacuum on the edge of our world, exploring the limits of human physiology and ingenuity in this lethal realm.
NOVA: First Man on the Moon
Although Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon, he was determined to stay out of the spotlight. Now, for the first time, NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Armstrong, from his time as a Navy combat pilot and pioneer of high-speed flight through the Apollo years, and later, his role in the inquiry into the Challenger disaster.
This remarkable documentary combines rare archival footage and interviews with the surviving cosmonauts to tell the fascinating and at times terrifying story of how the Russians led us into the space age.