The film covers Kelly’s journey from launch to landing day. Incorporating footage from the astronaut’s return to Earth will be no easy feat; Kelly and Kornienko are landing in a remote area of Kazakhstan, after all.
But the filmmakers have experience with time crunches; they were able to include near-real-time footage of the July 2015 Pluto flyby by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, and the landing of Europe’s Philae probe on a comet in November 2014.
“It’s pushing the boundaries of manned exploration,” Orefice added, “and whether we could go to Mars. We just thought it was an amazing digital opportunity for a documentary.“
Due to the limited storage space we have on our site we rotate our documentaries. This documentary was removed to make room for new videos. You can always read Alistair Reign’s article on Astronaut Scott’s journey back to earth.
“It’s the longest long-distance relationship in the history of mankind,” Orefice said of Kelly’s relationship to his family. Throughout the mission, Scott Kelly has stayed in touch through phone calls.
Read Scott Kelly’s Twitter posts from his 10 day count down till to his departure in our News section.
A selection of Scott Kelly’s photos can be viewed on the Alistair Reign Pinterest Board dedicated to the International Space Station and Scott Kelly’s Year In Space: Astronomy and Space Exploration.
Watch rare interviews and news reports in our Documentaries section.