Commander of the International Space Station Scott Kelly—still aboard the ISS as part of his year-long mission—had a brief Twitter chat with President Barack Obama Tuesday, prior to Obama’s final State of the Union speech:
As the reply from Commander Kelly indicates, he’ll be asleep by the time President Obama delivers his SOTU discourse (at 9 p.m. EST), but last year Kelly was very much a part of the annual national address:
…and the good vibes between Kelly and the POTUS were also present when Mr. Obama gave the astronaut a shout-out during his January 8 CNN town hall:
In fact, President Obama has been especially on-point when it comes to checking in with Kelly:
Furthermore, the promise to Instagram from space has been well-kept:
Commander Kelly is scheduled to return to Earth on March 3, 2016, by which time he will have compiled a total of 342 straight days in space.