Astronaut Scott Kelly Returns to Earth After 340 Days in Space
By Antoinette Bueno
Welcome back, Scott Kelly!
The 52-year-old astronaut returned back to Earth on Tuesday -- landing in Kazakhstan -- after spending 340 days in space aboard the International Space Station. While it didn't quite last a year, Kelly's trip marks the longest time an American astronaut has ever spent in space.
Kelly -- the twin brother of fellow astronaut Mark Kelly, who's married to former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords -- is scheduled to arrive in Houston, Texas on Wednesday. Kelly's twin brother -- as well as Vice President Joe Biden, Biden's wife, Jill Biden, and a few NASA officials -- are set to greet Kelly upon his highly awaited return, the New York Times reports.