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300 Consecutive Days in Space!

Today marks astronaut Scott Kelly’s 300th day in space! He, along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, are testing the limits of human research during their one-year mission onboard the International Space Station.

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While most expeditions to the space station last four to six months, their time on orbit has been doubled. By increasing the length of their time in space, researchers hope to better understand how the human body reacts and adapts to long-duration spaceflight.

What happens when you’ve been in space for 300 days?

1. You might get bored and play ping pong with yourself…and a water droplet.

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2. There’s a chance that you’ll get a Tweet from someone famous…like the President!

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3. There may come a time where you’ll have to fix something outside the station during a spacewalk.

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4. You might develop a ‘green thumb’ and grow plants in space.

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5. And, there’s no doubt you get to see the Earth from a totally new perspective.

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To learn more about the one-year mission, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/1ym 

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Source: NASA

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