After 340 days, 5440 laps around the earth, travel 1.43846525 million miles, experience 10944 sunrises and sunsets, Kelly was finally able to go home.
He cannot hide the excitement. He used Twitter to start the countdown. It was his February 29 Tweets: “! Earth, I am coming for you tomorrow!”
March 1, “the sun rose, this is my last time to see the sunrise in space.”
Before departure ship closed the door, he made a last tweet in space. “This journey is not over yet, please continue to follow me to re-explore the Earth.”
After entering the atmosphere, parachute bounce, slowly falling. 12:30 GMT March 2nd, the three astronauts landing in Kazakhstan on time. A landing was carried to a chair. Because of fear that their body suddenly unable to adapt to gravity on Earth, so they need to immediately sit down.
In the past 340 days, Kelly update their photos every day on Twitter and other social networking platform in space, with “YearInSpace” the Twitter topic.
In his photographs, there are a lot of the city on the planet.
In addition to the city, he also took rivers, lakes, forests, mountains, deserts and space astronomical wonders on Earth.
In the next period in the earth, he will be analyzed various physiological data. He took back this year’s urine samples, and the results, will compare with his twin brother who lives in earth this year. His brother is an astronaut too, had spent time in the same space station.
Like Kelly said to myself, “This journey is not over yet,” and human exploration of space the stars of the sea journey is just beginning.
Photo Source: NASA Johnson