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Scott Kelly says he's an environmentalist after his year in space

March 4, 2016 - Uncategorized

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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who returned Wednesday from a record-setting 340-straight days on the International Space Station, said looking down on planet Earth for so long made him a far more committed environmentalist. 

“The Earth is a beautiful planet. It’s practically everything to us. It’s very important to our survival, and the Space Station is a great vantage point to observe it, and to share our planet in pictures,” Kelly said during a press conference in Houston on Friday.

SEE ALSO: 40 out-of-this-world photos from Scott Kelly’s year in space

His photos earned him a wide social media following as he gazed down on everything from smog-choked cities to spiraling hurricanes and typhoons.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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