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Training to travel into deep space

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Oct 31, 2017 5:10 PM
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Beyond a Year in Space picks up where the first film left off, A Year in Space, Scott Kelly's last day in space and return to Earth. The final installment also introduces viewers to the next generation of astronauts training to leave Earth's orbit and travel into deep space. 

Beyond a Year in Space introduces two new astronauts preparing to venture farther than humankind has ever gone: biologist Jessica Meir and former Navy pilot Victor Glover, and provides a behind-the-scenes look at how they are training to go the distance. While first-generation astronauts were mostly "top guns" chosen for their experience in flying untested vehicles, the new generation is a diverse team with a wide variety of backgrounds and skill sets. The film follows Meir and Glover at NASA and at home, exploring their lives as astronauts and as individuals as each expresses what it means to carry on the legacy of the astronauts who came before them.

Watch A Year in Space Wednesday November 15 at 8:00pm and Beyond a Year in Space at 9:00pm.  Then, at 10:00pm WITF will present an encore presentation of The Farthest - Voyager in Space

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