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Now back on Earth after his One Year Mission on board the International Space Station, here's just a few of the amazing sights astronaut Scott Kelly captured during his time in space.
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Year in space ends with a fist-pump and amazing photos


Scott Sutherland
Meteorologist/Science Writer

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 9:48 AM - Now back on Earth after his One Year Mission on board the International Space Station, below are just a few of the amazing sights astronaut Scott Kelly captured during his time in space.

But before those, some of the historic photos of Kelly's trip back home. The astronaut spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station and conducted almost 400 experiments before making the epic trip south. Take a look.

The Photos from a Year in Space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov have successfully landed in Kazakhstan as of 11:26 p.m. ET tonight, with Kelly and Kornienko back on the ground after roughly a year in orbit.

To mark the occasion, let's enjoy some of the incredible pictures that Scott Kelly has taken during his mission, along with his notes and comments, courtesy the Windows on Earth website.


From space we are privileged to see the beauty of Earth but also our impact on it's environment. #COP21 #YearInSpace


Sometimes #Earth looks like another planet from @Space_Station. #YearInSpace


Another pass through #Aurora. The sun is very active today, apparently. #YearInSpace


The remnants of #Soyuz's fiery plunge through the atmosphere. Congratulations on a successful landing #SoyuzTMA17M!


After a hard day of work, the #moon sets, and so do I. Good night from @space_station.


Woke up in the night #Patricia update w latest view from @space_station Thoughts continue for all below #YearInSpace


Caught something good on the horizon. #Cygnus at #sunset on its way to @space_station! #YearInSpace


Day 135. #MilkyWay. You're old, dusty, gassy and warped. But beautiful. Good night from @space_station! #YearInSpace


Day 190. Clouds bathe #Europe in a cool glow. #Goodnight from @Space_Station! #YearInSpace


Sure! Let's chat about #Mars! I'm free Saturday. It's not Toronto #TIFF, but we see Canada out our window.

Although Kelly's vantage point, in the International Space Station cupola, is one that few have been able to enjoy, his camera of choice is readily available to us here on Earth. To take these amazing pictures, he uses a Nikon D4 digital camera, with a variety of lenses of various focal lengths, which allows him to take in the entire arc of the horizon, or focus in on distant targets.

Source: Windows on Earth/NASA/Scott Kelly

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