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One Year in Space: Epic Space Station Mission in Photos

Astronaut Scott Kelly Corrals Fresh Fruit

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One-year mission crew member NASA astronaut Scott Kelly corrals the supply of fresh fruit that arrived on the Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5.) Visiting cargo ships often carry a small cache of fresh food for crew members aboard the International Space Station. This image was taken Aug. 25, 2015.

One-Year Space Mission: JAXA HTV-5 Final Approach

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5) is seen during final approach towards the International Space Station as part of the epic 1-year mission. This image was taken Aug. 24, 2015.

One-Year Space Mission: JAXA HTV-5 Final Approach Toward ISS

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5) is seen during final approach towards the International Space Station as part of the epic 1-year mission. The unpiloted cargo craft, named "Kounotori," which is Japanese for "white stork," is loaded with more than four-and-a-half tons of research and supplies, including water, spare parts and experiment hardware. This image was taken Aug. 24, 2015.

JAXA HTV-5 Final Approach Close-Up

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5) is seen during final approach towards the International Space Station as part of the epic 1-year mission. This image was taken Aug. 24, 2015.

JAXA HTV-5 Grappled by Canadarm2

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5) is seen grappled by the International Space Station's robotic arm, Canadarm2. This image was taken during the yearlong International Space Station mission on Aug. 24, 2015.

Night Earth Observation of Japan Taken by Expedition 44 Crewmember

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Night Earth observation of Japan taken by Expedition 44 crewmember Scott Kelly during his epic one-year mission, with a Soyuz Spacecraft connected to the Mini Research Module 1 (MRM1), and a Progress Spacecraft visible. This image was taken July 25, 2015.

Earth Observation of New York City

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Earth observation of New York City, where Space.com offices are located, and surrounding area taken by Expedition 44 crew member NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly during his epic one-year mission. This image was taken July 25, 2015.

Night Earth Observation of Aurora Borealis

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This observation of an Aurora Borealis was captured by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly of Expedition 44 on the International Space Station during his epic one-year mission. This image was taken July 13, 2015.

Expedition 44 Crew Lindgren and Yui

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Expedition 44 crew members NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren (right) and JAXA astronaut Kimiya Yui (left) prepare for the robotic capture of the fifth Japanese HTV cargo vehicle. HTV-5 launched successfully from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan on Aug. 19 and arrived at the station on Aug. 24, 2015 as part of the epic yearlong mission. This image was released Aug. 12, 2015.

Nile River Viewed from Space

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The Nile River in Africa sparkles in this night observation taken by one-year mission NASA astronaut Scott Kelly on July 27, 2015.

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