Since March of 2015, Kelly has been living on the International Space Station as part of the One Year Mission. He and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will ultimately spend 365 days in orbit to see how the human body copes with extended periods of microgravity — research that could help agencies prepare for future missions to Mars. (Kelly’s identical twin brother, Mark, is staying on Earth as a control.)
It’s a grueling task. Most astronauts who go the space station come back after 180 days or so. Kelly and Kornienko are currently on day 309 — and counting.
So what’s it like up there? Kelly recently did a Reddit AMA interview from the space station — he does get internet, though he said it’s “like dial-up” — and shared some of the more unusual aspects of living in space. I’ve rounded up a handful of his most interesting answers below.
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