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Separated at Launch

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ScienceCasts: Separated at Launch

Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more.

Next year, with the assistance of the world's only twin astronauts, NASA will conduct an unprecedented experiment in human biology. While one twin remains on the ground, the other will circle Earth onboard the International Space Station for a full year. Will the twins still be identical when they are re-united? The answer could help NASA make space travel safer for generations of astronauts to come.

Proposals Selection: http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasa-selects-10-proposals-to-explore-genetic-aspects-of-spaceflight/#.U0MAMVfZf9u

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Twins already sense each other in odd ways when seperated we all know that. So Im wondering, what happens if the Earth twin falls down? Could this cause the Space twin to fall up? Are there any triplet spacemen or women we can test perhaps?

Maybe the human astronaut really is becoming obsolete. Drones and droids are more likely our future space heroes.

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Twins already sense each other in odd ways when seperated we all know that.

Do we? A lot of people believe it, but such a connection is difficult to prove scientifically.

Maybe the human astronaut really is becoming obsolete. Drones and droids are more likely our future space heroes.

The human astronaut is far from obsolete, in the same way that the human car driver is far from obsolete. There is so no computer that can make decisions as complex as those made by the mark1 human brain.

Even though we have a rover on Mars that can make it's own decisions about which is the safest route to take to get to it's destination, and can avoid unexpected hazards, it is limited to a top speed of just 660 feet per day that's 0.0052 mph. Astronauts were navigating lunar rovers more than 1500 times faster than that over 40 years ago.

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Do we? A lot of people believe it, but such a connection is difficult to prove scientifically.

A lot of twins experience it, which says more than people who may only believe it.

The human astronaut is far from obsolete, in the same way that the human car driver is far from obsolete. There is so no computer that can make decisions as complex as those made by the mark1 human brain.

Even though we have a rover on Mars that can make it's own decisions about which is the safest route to take to get to it's destination, and can avoid unexpected hazards, it is limited to a top speed of just 660 feet per day that's 0.0052 mph. Astronauts were navigating lunar rovers more than 1500 times faster than that over 40 years ago.

As well as that we have now moved on forty years. Forty years ago smoking wasnt considered bad for your health either.

Old habits die hard, it is good to see NASA really confronting these issues.

Humans are ingenious and it seems there is no limit to our curiosty, but the same can be said about dolphins, and the chances of them ever being able to survive on land is an identical biological dilemna that faces an astronaut.

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