After A Year In Space, There's A Lot For Scott Kelly To Do On Earth
Astronaut Scott Kelly is ready to return to Earth from the International Space Station, but he'll have a busy schedule when he gets back.By Ethan Weston | February 27, 2016
Astronaut Scott Kelly has called the International Space Station his home for nearly a year, but on Tuesday, he's coming back to Earth. So, how do you say goodbye to a year in space?
The first official order of business is the changing of command Monday. Kelly will hand over the station to fellow NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, who has been on the ISS since December 2015.
Then, on Tuesday he'll board a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, which will take him and two Russian cosmonauts back to Earth. They're scheduled to land in the Kazakhstan desert on Tuesday, just before midnight Eastern time.