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NASA MEDIA TELECON ON RESULTS OF TWINS STUDY, Apr 11, 2019, virtual, 2:00 pm ET (audiocast)

NASA will hold a media teleconference on April 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET to discuss the results of the “Twins Study” on former astronauts Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly, who are identical twins.  Scott Kelly spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and scientists studied data from him and his Earth-bound brother to see what if any biological changes occurred due to that duration in space.

The results are being published in the journal Science, which has embargoed their release until the time of the teleconference.

The teleconference will air on NASA Live.  Questions may be submitted via Twitter using #askNASA.

Participants are:

  • Scott Kelly, retired NASA astronaut, study participant
  • Mark Kelly, retired NASA astronaut, study participant
  • Steven Platts, Ph.D., NASA Human Research Program deputy chief scientist
  • Susan M. Bailey, Ph.D., Colorado State University, principal investigator, Telomeres
  • Andrew Feinberg, MD, Johns Hopkins University, principal investigator, Epigenomics
  • Stuart M. C. Lee, Ph.D. KBRwyle, principal investigatorMetabolomics
  • Christopher E. Mason, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medicine, principal investigatorGene Expression
  • Michael Snyder, Ph.D., Stanford University, principal investigator, Integrative Omics

A Reddit iAMA will follow at 4:00 pm ET.


April 11, 2019
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm