CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's yearlong spaceman says even after 2 ½ months back on Earth, his feet are still sore. Retired astronaut Scott Kelly spoke to NASA employees Wednesday from the agency's Washington headquarters about his historic mission at the International Space Station.
Kelly says when he landed in Kazakhstan in March, he may have looked good, but didn't feel that way. He says he's a good actor and gave an Oscar-worthy performance because he didn't want to look worse than the two Russians who returned with him.
Back home in Houston, he had burning skin, rashes and flu-like symptoms. He said he felt so bad that if he hadn't just returned from space, he would have gone to the emergency room.
He's on the speaker circuit now and working on a book.