Missing Earth: A Cosmonaut’s Year in Space

National Geographic
Published November, 2016

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What does it mean to long for home in the most extreme and profound way? As NASA, SpaceX, and other organizations set their sights on flying humans to Mars, they’re also looking to cosmonauts like Mikhail Kornienko, who recently spent almost a year in the International Space Station, to learn about how extended time in space has changed his body and challenged him mentally.

Footage: Maxim Arbugaev
Editor: Edythe McNamee
Producers: Kurt Mutchler, Edyther McNamee, Elena Sheveiko
Additional Footage: NASA, NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Earth Observatory

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