Scott Kelly along with Mikhail Kornienko

He’s home! Scott Kelly along with Mikhail Kornienko in Soyuz spacecraft, touched down in Kazakhstan, after one year record-breaking in orbit.

The astronauts left the International Space Station shortly after 8pm EST.

The 52-year-old Scott Kelly touched down in Kazakhstan at around 11:45pm EST after a year in space.

Astronaut Scott Kelly

Astronaut Tim Kopra is now named commander of the International Space Station.

Astronaut Scott Kelly

Astronaut Scott Kelly's dawn

Hours before his departure Scott Kelly posted this stunning image. He said: ‘Rise and shine! My last #sunrise from space then I gotta go!’

Images credit NASA