Published On: Fri, Mar 4th, 2016

Stretched Spaceman Scott Kelly Shrinks Again

It's strange but true - people can grow taller in space. Scott Kelly managed to gain 1.5 inches, says his identical twin brother.

It's strange but true - people can grow taller in space. Scott Kelly managed to gain 1.5 inches,   says his identical twin brother.

Astronaut Scott Kelly has shrunk back to his normal height after growing by 1.5 inches while on the International Space Station, his identical twin brother has said.

The 52-year-old arrived back in the US on Thursday after spending almost a year in space.

His 340 days aboard the ISS allowed NASA to study the long-term effects of space travel using a comparison between his development and that of his twin brother Mark on Earth.

Astronauts in space typically grow taller because the spine has a chance to stretch with less pressure from gravity.

Once back on Earth, Commander Kelly shrank back to normal within two days.

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