Astronaut Scott Kelly will forever be remembered for his record-setting time in space, and as he prepares to retire from NASA on April 1, the New Jersey native will also be honored by his hometown as West Orange prepares to name a school after him and his twin brother, Mark.
He's accomplished something no other American astronaut has ever done, and now, just two weeks after his return to Earth from his historic "Year in Space," New Jersey native Scott Kelly says he will retire from NASA.
In a NASA interview before heading home to Houston, where he arrived early Thursday, Scott Kelly said it was "amazing" to feel the cold air when the hatch of his Soyuz capsule popped open after touchdown.
On Sunday afternoon, astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted a picture of the moon from his seat aboard the International Space Station. It will likely be the last photo he takes of the moon, at least until he returns to Earth on March 1.