This informational text resource is designed to support reading in the content area. The article describes an ongoing NASA research project where astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are being tested for the effects of a year-long spaceflight. However, the science of their mission spans three years: one year before they left, one year in space, and another upon their return. In addition, part of the research also includes the Twin Study; Scott’s identical twin brother, and a former astronaut, served as a human control on the ground during Scott’s year-long stay in space.
Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: microgravity, physiology, NASA, Scott Kelly, Year in Space, text complexity, informational text
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Name of Author/Source: Sarah Gilbert, Maggie Molledo, Rachel Hobson
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Florida State University
Access Privileges: Public
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