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PHOTOS: How this astronaut spent a year in space

March 02, 2016 12:56 IST
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut Scott Kelly has landed back on Earth after spending nearly a year on the International Space Station. Here are a few remarkable moments out of the 340 days Kelly spent far, far away in space.

Kelly is seen inside a Soyuz simulator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia, on March 4, 2015. Photograph: Bill Ingalls/NASA/Reuters


Kelly corrals the supply of fresh fruit that arrived on the Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehicle, on August 25, 2015. Visiting cargo ships often carry a small cache of fresh food for crew members aboard the International Space Station. Photograph: NASA/Reuters


Kelly inside the Cupola, a special module which provides a 360-degree view of the Earth and the space station, on July 12, 2015. Photograph: NASA/Reuters


Kelly enjoys his first drink from the new ‘ISSpresso’ machine, May 3, 2016. The espresso device allows crews to make tea, coffee, broth, or other hot beverages they might enjoy. Photograph: NASA/Reuters


Kelly during a spacewalk in which he and Flight Engineer Tim Kopra successfully moved the International Space Station’s mobile transporter rail car ahead of a docking of a Russian cargo supply spacecraft, on December 21, 2015. Photograph: NASA/Reuters


Kelly watches a bunch of fresh carrots float in front of him during snack time on April 19, 2015. Photograph: NASA/Reuters


One of several sunrise photographs shared by Kelly as he prepared to depart the space station and return to Earth on March 1, 2016. Photograph: NASA/Reuters


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