I spent a year in outer space on the International Space Station. The experience still chokes me up — here’s what my days looked like.

Mark T. Vande Hei, 55, is a NASA astronaut who spent a year in space orbiting Earth. He returned to Earth after spending 355 days in orbit aboard the International Space Station. He said his days included meetings and experiments, meetings, and even movie nights. He is now officially the American who’s spent the most consecutive days off of our planet in space. He says the ISS is about the size of a six-bedroom house, but you can go days without seeing one of your six or seven roommates.

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