NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth after 340 days in space

March 2, 2016 4:30 AM

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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth after 340 days in space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is back on Earth after a record-setting 340 consecutive days in space, the most in NASA's history.

The space explorer landed in Kazakhstan at 11:25 p.m. ET on March 1 after spending nearly a full year on the International Space Station in an effort to understand how the human body responds to long periods of weightlessness.

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