Welcome Home Scott Kelly! He landed safely back on Earth and was greeted by his loved ones and second lady, Jill Biden, when he returned to the United States today .
Scott Kelly, an American astronaut, just made history by spending an entire year in International Space Station. The mission’s intent was to study how space can affect the body for an extended duration in regards to future exploration.
The coolest discovery made after his return was the fact he grew two inches taller than his twin, retired astronaut, Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle (Gabby) Giffords, while in space. This phenomenon occurred due to the lack of gravity in space. Space stretched his spine a few inches. Now back on Earth his height will eventually return to normal due to the presence of gravity. Pretty cool!
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