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30th annual Distinguished Speakers Series blasts off with twin astronauts Mark Kelly, Scott Kelly

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Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 04:40 pm

Astronauts Mark Kelly and Scott Kelly will open the University at Buffalo's 2016-17 Distinguished Speakers Series with a talk at 8 p.m. tonight in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

Twin brothers Mark Kelly, commander of two NASA shuttle missions, and Scott Kelly, the first U.S. astronaut to spend a year in space, are the subjects of NASA's groundbreaking "Twins Study," which monitored Scott from space and Mark on the ground as a control model to better understand how space affects the human body.

Lecture sponsor is the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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