Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares Final Sunrise From Year In Space

Before heading back to Earth on Tuesday, American astronaut Scott Kelly snapped one last sunrise from his vantage point aboard the International Space Station.

Kelly has experienced nearly 11,000 sunrises and sunsets during his year-long mission in space, but this just might be one of his best.

Rise and shine! My last #sunrise from space then I gotta go! 1 of 5. #GoodMorning from @space_station! #YearInSpace pic.twitter.com/F1MFo5MwjQ

— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) March 1, 2016

My last #sunrise from space. 2 of 5. #YearInSpace pic.twitter.com/Bjo1FKgVfJ

— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) March 1, 2016

My last #sunrise from space. 3 of 5. #YearInSpace pic.twitter.com/uRZEFWVFMB

— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) March 1, 2016

My last #sunrise from space. 4 of 5. #YearInSpace pic.twitter.com/L0cr3hI366

— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) March 1, 2016

My last #sunrise from space! 5 of 5. #YearInSpace pic.twitter.com/p9ZOvS4HcN

— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) March 1, 2016

During his #YearInSpace, the 52-year-old astronaut had an active presence on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook — reportedly sharing about 1,000 images. (Check out some of his best shots here).

Here’s a look at his final goodnight:

#Countdown We’re down to a wakeup. #Earth. I’m coming for you tomorrow! #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace pic.twitter.com/kLe2755XyG

— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) March 1, 2016

And one last departing moon shot: