Anything to feel weightless again
In his last press conference while on the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly said that, after returning home from spending nearly a year in space, one of the first things he would do would be to jump into his pool.
He was true to his word.
He tweeted a video Thursday that showed him standing in the darkness next to a pool and then jumping — or, more accurately, falling — in.
“Oh, man, that feels good,” he said.
The video was presumably shot shortly after a ceremony late Wednesday night after the plane returning him from Russia landed in Houston.
He also received at the ceremony gifts from Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden: beer and apple pie.
“That’s what he said he wanted, so that’s what I brought him,” Biden said.
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) March 3, 2016