Scott Kelly in 2016 was in space on the International Space Station (ISS) for 340 days. NASA reported that “Scott’s telomeres (endcaps of chromosomes that shorten as one ages) actually became significantly longer in space than his twin brother’s on Earth. In 1984 Elisabeth Blackburn had discovered telomerase, an enzyme that lengthened DNA strands offsetting stress and aging. In 2009, at the University of Melbourne, Professor Blackburn was awarded a Nobel Prize for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres. Thus Scott’s aging was indicated to be delayed while he was speeding in the ISS
The lengthening effect on Scott’s telomeres is attributed to his speed of 7.7 kms per second dilating his time, not to gravity or other differences in space. Time dilation in faster time frameworks, viewed from slower, is predicted by Albert Einstein’s Special Relativity Theory in 1905. It has never been refuted. It is validated whenever you find your way with a GPS navigator, because this identifies your location using Einstein’s time dilation equation to correct for differences in speed between fast-moving satellites and your car.
Scott’s result was a brief delay in aging but supports my analogous theory: Extreme Flow. It predicts performers with limited time can get more done sooner and live significantly longer lives. The theory is explained in my novel Time is Gold, about a marathon runner who breaks the world record. It is fiction, because subjective time is difficult to test scientifically. It is epistemologically valid and anyone can try using extreme-flow to improve their performance in time and delay their aging. The book will be released on Amazon shortly.