NJ school renamed after Astronauts Scott, Mark Kelly

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Identical twins and NASA Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly returned to their hometown of West Orange, New Jersey, on Thursday for the renaming of their old elementary school.

The Pleasantdale Elementary School is now called the Kelly Elementary School, after two of the town's most accomplished alumni.

Scott Kelly retired in March, shortly after completing a 340-day mission at the International Space Station, the longest single spaceflight by an American.

During his mission, he conducted a video chat with students and teachers at the school.

Mark flew four missions on the space shuttle, commanding NASA's next-to-last shuttle flight in 2011. He is married to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Mark Kelly took to Twitter to share photos from the renaming event.

With the Associated Press