NASA astronaut and record holder of the most consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly, in conversation with writer and host of popular science series The Infinite Monkey Cage, Robin Ince.
On 1st March 2016, American astronaut, Scott Kelly, touched down in Kazakhstan after spending a recordbreaking 340 days in space aboard the International Space Station. His return to earth marked the end of a year-long scientific research project that Scott and his identical twin brother, Mark, who remained on earth, were uniquely placed to complete. They each conducted the same experiments, 200 miles apart. This ground-breaking ‘Twin Study’ tested the long-term effects of spaceflight on the human body, becoming the most important biomedical study NASA has ever run.
Join Scott Kelly at Emmanuel Centre for a very special evening as he introduces his captivating memoir Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery and shares with us what it’s like out there and what it’s like now, back here. Scott will touch on what’s happened to his body, the sadness of being isolated from everyone he loves; the pressures of constant cohabitation; the catastrophic risk of colliding with space junk, and the still more haunting threat of being absent should tragedy strike at home.
Don’t miss the chance to purchase a discounted copy of Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery for £10 when you purchase your tickets online. Books will be available for collection from the on-site bookshop on the night. Scott will be signing books after the event.
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