I’ve been fortunate to interview Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly, twin astronauts, many times over the years. Both are honest, funny, trustworthy, wry, and usually the smartest guys in the room.
Scott Kelly recently launched to the International Space Station (ISS) for a one-year stay, which is longer than any other American astronaut. (His last stay, for six months, set another record.)
Mark Kelly, now retired as an astronaut, will remain on terra firma. When he’s not advising aerospace startups, lobbying for gun control or spending time with his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Mark is contributing to what is known as the Twin Study… NASA’s detailed (and highly personal) attempt to understand what happens to the human body over long-term exposures in microgravity.
Find the interview here. As always, it was a delight, a learning experience, and a hoot to talk to these most impressive twins.