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Six things that happen to you after a year in space

To explore beyond the moon, NASA will need to fortify the human body


After a record stay in space, astronaut Scott Kelly grew 1.5 inches due to a lack of gravity. He faces a greater risk of cancer than most earth-bound folks because of radiation exposure that's 20 times higher in space. His bones are less dense than they used to be, and his heart is likely smaller. "It felt like I had been up there my whole life, you know, after about the first six months," Kelly said in a NASA video following his March 1 return from the International Space Station. "I'm definitely encouraged on our ability to go even longer." Kelly spent 340 ...

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First Published: Sat, March 05 2016. 23:26 IST