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Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares Final Sunrise From Year In Space

These few shots from 250 miles above the Earth may be some of his best.

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.

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:

And one last departing moon shot: 

Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko return to Earth after 340 straight days in space.

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