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NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly speaks to the media after returning from a one year mission in space at the Johnson Space Center in Texas on March 4, 2016.
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Time’s original documentary video series A Year in Space was nominated Thursday for a 2016 Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series category. The yearlong, 12-episode digital series launched in July 2015 on

A Year in Space follows NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko on their record-breaking 12-month stay aboard the International Space Station—part of an ambitious experiment to determine if a manned mission to Mars can ever be achieved.

Producer Jonathan Woods, executive producers Mike Beck, Jeffrey Kluger, Ian Orefice and Kira Pollack were recognized in the nomination. The series was directed by Shaul Schwarz and co-directed by Marco Grob.

Earlier this year, PBS adapted A Year in Space into a two-part series. The first special aired in March, and the second installment is scheduled to air in 2017.

Other nominees in the Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series Emmy category this year are: Inside Look: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story from FX Networks; Jay Leno’s Garage from; National Endowment for the Arts: The United States of Artsfrom; and Roots: A New Vision from HISTORY.

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 18. See a full list of nominees, which were announced yesterday, here.

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