Photos Of The Day: A Look Back At Scott Kelly’s Year In Space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will return to Earth on Tuesday after living aboard the International Space Station for a record 340 days.

The Aurora lights. (Image credit: Scott Kelly via Twitter)
The Aurora lights. (Image credit: Scott Kelly via Twitter)
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly. (Image credit: Scott Kelly via Twitter)NASA astronaut Scott Kelly. (Image credit: Scott Kelly via Twitter)

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will return to Earth on Tuesday after living aboard the International Space Station for 340 consecutive days in space — he is the first American to live in space for such a long period of time. 

Kelly’s yearlong mission featured several milestones, including eating vegetables grown in space, completing three spacewalks, working on an estimated 400 science experiments and connecting with his 900,000-plus followers on Twitter through more than 2,000 #YearInSpace tweets. 

The Aurora lights. (Image credit: Scott Kelly via Twitter)The Aurora lights. (Image credit: Scott Kelly via Twitter)

Oh and, of course, chasing fellow astronaut Tim Peake across the ISS in a gorilla suit.

 

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To celebrate Kelly’s return to Earth, here’s a selection of his best #EarthArt snapshots from his #YearInSpace. 

 

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After Kelly touches down on Earth, NASA will also begin its “Twins Study” in earnest. By comparing the data between Kelly and his identical twin brother and retired astronaut Mark Kelly, NASA hopes to better understand what extended time in space does to the human body. 

What were your favorite snapshots or moments from Kelly’s #YearInSpace? Comment below or tweet me @MNetAbbey

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