Scott Kelly of NASA is seen after returning to Ellington Field in Houston, Texas on March 3, 2016.
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By Katie Reilly
March 4, 2016

American astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth this week after spending a year in space and will speak about the experience in a NASA news conference on Friday afternoon.

Kelly spent a year on the International Space Station, a mission that aimed to to help scientists understand the effects of prolonged zero-gravity exposure on the human body. Kelly’s twin brother, a retired astronaut, participated in parallel studies on Earth.

Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko landed back on Earth in Kazakhstan on Tuesday after a historic 340 days in space.

Read more: Inside the Gigantic Operation to Meet Astronauts Coming Home

TIME chronicled the year-long mission for a documentary series, A Year in Space, which premiered Wednesday on PBS.

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