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NASA Commander Scott Kelly, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Space Institute, when he returned to Earth from his one-year mission aboard the International Space Station late Tuesday. UTSI is a part of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering.

“I’m going to go home and jump in my pool,” Kelly said during his final press conference from space last week when asked what he would do once his mission was over.
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spend a year in space.

In fact, by the time he returns to Earth in March, he will have spent more than 500 days total in orbit, a record for any American and trailing only a small number of cosmonauts.
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