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Astronaut Scott Kelly Will Return To Earth After 340 Days In Earth's Orbit

Update Date: Mar 01, 2016 02:08 PM EST

After spending just less than a year in space, Scott Kelly will return to Earth on March 2, according to the Daily Mail.

When he was 52, he had the strangest year of his life. He spent 340 days in an orbit around the earth. Finally, he is returning.

Kelly is the U.S. record-holder for spending the most consecutive days in space. However, the world record goes to Russian cosmonaut who stayed there for 438 days.

Kelly admitted at a press conference on the International Space Station Thursday that space is a "harsh environment," and he never felt normal in the dark space.

Comparing it to a camping trip with regard to hygiene, Kelly admitted that he feels as if he is in "pretty good health". After his return, doctors will check out his health and compare his physical and psychological health with that of his twin brother, former astronaut Mark Kelly, who remained on earth.

Even though Scott Kelly feels happy to be back, one part of him wants to go to space again.

"Leaving this amazing facility is going to be tough because I'll probably never see it again, and I don't expect I will," Kelly said.

He has admitted that if he wanted to, he might like to spend 100 more days, or even a year in space, according to USA Today.


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