Right before Astronaut Scott Kelly took off to spend a year in space, President Obama told him,"Good luck Captain. Make sure to Instagram it."
And he did.
From tracking storms to catching all the colors of the Earth, here are some of the best shots from his record-breaking, year-long voyage:
Here's Kelly's first stunning shot of Earth from space, taken 27 weeks ago.
Good morning, Texas from the @ISS. Looks like Houston and Austin have some weather headed your way. #YearInSpace #ISS #Goodmorning #saturday #weekend #Texas #Houston #Austin #weather #wx #houwx #space #earth
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His photos are filled with striking colors, from neon greens…
…to vibrant reds, like this shot above Africa.