Report-breaking astronaut Scott Kelly retiring this April

Record-breaking astronaut Scott Kelly retiring this April

Invoice Ingalls/NASA

Astronaut Scott Kelly, the Worldwide Area Station’s selfie king, is retiring from his submit at NASA on April 1st — no foolin’. The American document-holder for many time spent in area will spend his foreseeable days nonetheless engaged on analysis following his yr aboard the ISS, NASA writes, and can proceed to offer medical samples at common intervals.

If NASA administrator Charles Bolden’s assertion is any indication of the scientific group as an entire, Kelly can be extremely missed:

“When the primary People set foot on Mars, they are going to be following within the footsteps of one of many best astronauts within the historical past of the area program, my pal, Commander Scott Kelly. After spending an American document 520 days in area — together with his yr in area — I can consider no yet one more deserving of some nicely-deserved relaxation and time on the identical planet as his household and pals.”

This is to hoping he’ll nonetheless do a couple of query and reply periods on Tumblr every so often. If not, perhaps he’ll give terrestrial gardening a shot. There’s additionally the off-probability he might meet up with the different well-known Scott Kelly and do some rockin’ out. No matter he finally ends up doing, it is hopefully going to be fairly enjoyable, both method.

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