Australia from space
One of our highlights from Scott’s #YearInSpace has to be seeing our country in a whole new light.
The shots, taken with a Nikon D4 camera, have been colour-enhanced to show the unique features of the Australian landscape.
Check out more spectacular photos of Australia from space here.
When Scott’s twin brother arranged for a gorilla suit to be sent to space as part of a care package, Scott made sure he took full advantage of it.
Being in outer space is no longer an excuse to skip your vegetables!
Scott got to dine on the first lettuce crop from the plant growth system, known as Veg-01 that was sent to the International Space Station in April 2015.
Being able to grow fresh food in space is an important step in the goal of long-distance space travel, including NASA’s mission to Mars.
In yet another important milestone, Scott Kelly revealed the first ever flower grown in space. Zinnias were chosen because they’re difficult to grow.
A stunning look at Hurricane Patricia
In October last year, Patricia became the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere – and Scott Kelly had the best view in the world.
Learn about NASA’s plans for the future – including a mission to Mars – here.