We are scientists and doctors behind the #YearInSpace mission, AMA!
UPDATE: It's time for us to sign off. Thanks for all the great questions! Tune into a briefing to learn more about one-year mission science at 1 p.m. EST and a briefing with Astronaut Scott Kelly about his year on the space station at 2 p.m. EST on NASA TV at www.ustream.tv/NASAHDTV. You can ask additional questions on Twitter using #askNASA! We will take a few during the briefing and answer more on Twitter. You can follow mission operations at @Space_Station, and station science news at @ISS_Research.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have just returned from a year-long mission to the International Space Station. Research conducted during this mission will help prepare us for future voyages beyond low-Earth orbit. We are scientists and medical doctors from NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and can cover everything from how microgravity affects the human body to how astronauts’ food intake is closely monitored while on-orbit. Ask us anything about the science behind the One Year Mission.
- For background, check out the Ten Things to Know About Scott Kelly’s #YearInSpace: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/top_ten_1YM
*Julie Robinson, Ph.D., NASA’s Chief Scientist for the International Space Station
*John Charles, Ph.D., Associate Manager for International Science for NASA’s Human Research Program
*Scott M. Smith, Ph.D., Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory Manager for NASA’s Human Research Program
*Dr. Shannan Moynihan, NASA Flight Surgeon
*Bruce Nieschwitz, Astronaut Strength and Reconditioning Coach