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This Is What Astronaut Scott Kelly Did While Orbiting the Earth for an Entire Year

Astronaut Scott Kelly was brought safely home last night after spending nearly a year in space. He was primarily in space to study himself to learn about how human bodies change in space. He even has an identical twin who stayed back on Earth to compare results. But what else was he doing for so long up on the International Space Station? He actually kept a pretty good record on Twitter.

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    The Launch

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    Earth From Above

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    A Red Aurora and Possibly Part of the Space Station

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    Some Earth Art

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    A Tweet From The President

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    A Stunning Picture of the Milky Way

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    Eating Veggies in Space

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    Here the crew sample some red romaine lettuce grown right on the International Space Station.

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    Low Gravity Dinner on the Space Station

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    Yet Another Gorgeous Picture to Celebrate the Halfway Point

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    A Flu Shot in Space Helps Scientists Research Immune System Changes Caused By Space Flight

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    This video is a little dry but it explains the concept:


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    Drinking Coffee From a Special Mug and a Tasty Bubble of Coffee Coming Out of a Straw

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    A Record Breaking Amount of Time Spent In Space Deserves a Call From the President

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    Via @POTUS

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    Hurricane Patricia

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    Even Astronauts Celebrate Halloween

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    That's just an astronaut... right?

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    Nothing Like a Little Work in the Great Outdoors

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    A Space Delivery in Time for Christmas

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    Watching Colleagues Return Home in the Soyuz

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    Will Robots Take Over Human Jobs in Space?

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    Hopefully that's not a prototype.

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    Looks Like the Plants Started to Get a Little Homesick

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    But This Precious Space Flower Seems to Be Doing Okay

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    The East Coast Blizzard Was So Bad It Could Be Seen From Space

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    Scott Kelly Had Some VERY Expensive Seats to the Super Bowl

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    One Amazing Picture of the Unmanned Cargo Ship Cygnus Before Sending It Back to Earth

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    The Last Sunrise Before Heading Home

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