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NOVA’s Dr. Jill Biden Welcomes Astronaut Scott Kelly Home

3 March 2016 No Comment

Photo by: KJ Mushung

Photo by: KJ Mushung

By: Mike Wall

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly’s return to American soil after nearly a year in space was a party of sorts, and the Second Lady of the United States took care of the refreshments.

Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko wrapped up their unprecedented 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station with a touchdown on the steps of Kazakhstan late Tuesday night (March 1). About 27 hours later, a NASA jet brought Kelly home to Houston, where Dr. Jill Biden, a professor at Northern Virginia Community College and the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, was waiting with beer and apple pie for the astronaut.

“That’s what he said he wanted, so that’s what I brought him,” Biden said during a brief ceremony at Houston’s Ellington Field, which began when the plane rolled into its hangar Thursday (March 3) at about 2:20 a.m. EST.

Read more at Space.com.

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