Scott Kelly says he's an environmentalist after his year in space
March 4, 2016 - Uncategorized
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.
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…