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One Year in Space: Epic Space Station Mission in Photos

Zinnias in Space

Scott Kelly/Instagram

After a bout of mold threatened the crew’s crop of zinnias, Kelly nursed the flowers back to life. He posted a photo of this beautiful bouquet to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Winter Storm Jonas from Space

Scott Kelly/Instagram

As Winter Storm Jonas buried Baltimore, New York City, and D.C. in snow, Kelly sat warm on the ISS and watched the storm roll in.

Scott Kelly's Toe Points Out the Moon

Scott Kelly (via Twitter as @StationCDRKelly)

A view of the Earth from a glass room on the ISS. That little white speck Kelly points to with his toe is the moon.

Sunrise on the ISS

Scott Kelly (via Twitter as @StationCDRKelly)

Sunrise on the ISS means not only a brilliantly lit up Earth, but also a lit up space station. The glow from the Earth surrounds the whole station in an orange glow.

Scott Kelly Spacewalk Selfie

Scott Kelly (via Twitter as @StationCDRKelly)

Kelly snaps one of the coolest selfies ever taken—himself suited up for a spacewalk.

The Bahamas from Space

Scott Kelly (via Twitter as @StationCDRKelly)

Cool blue water of the Bahamas makes this shot look more like abstract art than a picture of the Earth.

Hurricane Jimena

Scott Kelly (via Twitter as @StationCDRKelly)

Hurricane Jimena swirls over the Earth, and dwarves the moon in the distance.

Aurora Viewed from the International Space Station

Scott Kelly (via Twitter as @StationCDRKelly)

The brilliant colors of an aurora light up the Earth.

U.S. East Coast Rivers

Scott Kelly (via Twitter as @StationCDRKelly)

Another piece of Earth art—beautiful flowing rivers in the US East Coast.

Coffee from Recycled Urine on the International Space Station

Scott Kelly/Instagram

Kelly reminds us all to recycle with this photo of a droplet of his morning coffee, made from his own urine.

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