NASA astronaut Scott Kelly speaks after coming home to Houston March 3, 2016. Behind Kelly, from left to right: Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden; Kelly's identical twin brother, Mark; White House Science Adviser John Holdren; NASA Administrator Charles Bolden; and former astronaut Ellen Ochoa, director of NASA's Johnson Space Center. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

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.

Great to be back on #Earth. There’s no place like #home! Taking the plunge after my #Houston arrival. #YearInSpace

— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) March 3, 2016


Jeff Foust writes about space policy, commercial space, and related topics for SpaceNews. He earned a Ph.D. in planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree with honors in geophysics and planetary science...