Right before Astronaut Scott Kelly took off to spend a year in space, President Obama told him, “Good luck Captain. Make sure to Instagram it.”
And he did.
From tracking storms to catching all the colours of the Earth, here are some of the best shots from his record-breaking, year-long voyage:
(Instagram) Good morning, Texas from the @ISS. Looks like Houston and Austin have some weather headed your way. #YearInSpace #ISS #Goodmorning #saturday #weekend #Texas #Houston #Austin #weather #wx #houwx #space #earth
A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on Apr 4, 2015 at 11:32am PDT
From his view on the International Space Station, Kelly could track the blizzard that hit the US in January.
While up there, Kelly took part in studies to see what happens to the human body while it's out in space for a year. Scott Kelly's twin, Mark, stayed behind on Earth for comparison.
This one, also in the series of the Australian continent, looks more like an abstract work of art than an actual place here on Earth.
Kelly also captures amazing phenomena, like the Northern Lights, seen here with Chicago in the foreground.
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