The Big Picture

Scott Kelly’s year in space

--By Emily Fortier
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“Day 313. A thin blue line hints a new beginning with #sunrise. #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace.” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“#Bahamas, the strokes of your watercolors are always a refreshing sight. #YearInSpace.” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“#EarthArt Looks like cubism over #USA #YearInSpace.” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“#HappySunday! #SpaceFlower #YearInSpace.” Kelly had to fight off mold that threatened to kill all the flowers in the space station’’s mini-greenhouse. (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“#EarthArt A single pass over the #Australian continent. Picture 11 of 17. #YearInSpace.” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“Saw some big rip currents in #mozambique today. These can be very dangerous. Be careful. #YearInSpace.” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“#Himalayas in #EarthArt form look a bit like funnel cake. #YearInSpace.” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“#MondayMotivation Color your world. Good morning from @ISS! #YearInSpace #iss #space #earthart #colors #photo” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“Day 135. #MilkyWay. You’re old, dusty, gassy and warped. But beautiful. Good night from @space_station! #YearInSpace.” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“Caught something good on the horizon. Cygnus at sunset on its way to the International Space Station! #YearInSpace.” Kelly wrote about this photograph of the Dec. 6, 2015 launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“#EarthArt in one pass over the #Australian continent. Picture 1 of 17. #YearInSpace”. On Oct. 12, 2015, Kelly made a series of photos during a single pass over Australia at over 200 miles above Earth’s surface. (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“The view out my window. #CapeTown #SouthAfrica. #YearInSpace.” The station’s cupola provides a 360-degree view. (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“#EarthArt Our planet seems to have a sense of humor at times. #YearInSpace.” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“This is a good example of the air pollution that exists across large parts of Asia. #YearInSpace” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“I’m going to miss the colors of #Africa! #EarthArt. #YearInSpace” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“#SpaceGeo! Where the ocean meets the sea, this waterway channels a peaceful merger. Name it!” Answer: the Strait of Gibraltar. (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“#EarthArt A swirl of green in #SouthAmerica #YearInSpace.” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“The rising sun casts shadows upon the US #SouthWest this morning creating a striking image. #YearInSpace,” Kelly wrote about this view of the San Rafael Reef in Utah. (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“That #polarvortex even looks cold from here! #Burr! #YearInSpace.” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“#EarthArt A single pass over the #Australian continent. Picture 2 of 17. #YearInSpace”. (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“#GoodMorning #Egypt! Your colors never cease to amaze! #YearInSpace” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“Another pass through #Aurora. The sun is very active today, apparently. #YearInSpace”. (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“Since we don’t have much green up here, the green of this desert is even more appealing. #GoodMorning! #YearInSpace” (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“#SpaceGeo 3 iconic man-made structures of this country are precisely aligned w the Constellation of #Orion. Name it!” Answer: Egypt. (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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“Day 114. #Moon #Venus #Jupiter...#Earth Good night from @space_station! #YearInSpace”. (Scott Kelly/NASA)
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U.S. astronaut and commander of the current Expedition 45 crew, Scott Kelly is breaking spaceflight records. On Oct. 16, 2015, Kelly began his 383rd cummulative day living in space, surpassing U.S. astronaut Mike Fincke’s record. (NASA)
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