NASA's Scott Kelly Is Back On Earth; Now, He'll Be Prodded For Years
Scott Kelly spent a year in space to test the effects of low gravity on the human body, but the experiment doesn't stop now that he's back on Earth.By Steven Sparkman | March 1, 2016
The part of the "Year in Space" mission where the astronauts are actually living in space may be over, but the experiment will continue.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is set to be poked and prodded for another two years to help scientists learn more about the long-term effects of space travel on the human body.
Space isn't too kind to humans. Aside from the fact that, as Kelly said recently, "a few inches from you is instant death," there are lasting effects of being in a low-gravity environment even when the missions are a complete success.