Year-in-Space Astronaut Scott Kelly, Twin Mark Kelly to Have School Named for Them in New Jersey Hometown | NBC 10 Philadelphia

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Year-in-Space Astronaut Scott Kelly, Twin Mark Kelly to Have School Named for Them in New Jersey Hometown

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    NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, left, and his twin Mark get together before a press conference Friday, March 4, 2016, in Houston. Scott Kelly set a U.S. record with his a 340-day mission to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Scott Kelly, the astronaut who has spent a U.S.-record 520 days in space, will have his name on a New Jersey elementary school — and so will his twin brother, Mark.

    Officials in West Orange have decided to rename Pleasantdale Elementary School after the famous alumni.

    Mark and Scott Kelly grew up in the New York City suburb and went through the public school system before becoming Navy pilots and NASA astronauts. Astronaut Kelly Returns to Earth After 'Year in Space'Astronaut Kelly Returns to Earth After 'Year in Space'Astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth after spending one full year on board the International Space Station. (Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016)

    Scott Kelly is retiring after recently returning from a 340-day stay aboard the International Space Station.

    Mark Kelly, who's married to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, retired in 2011 after making four trips to space. A Look Back at Scott Kelly's Year in SpaceA Look Back at Scott Kelly's Year in Space

    Pleasantdale teachers and students will come up with a new name for the school. A renaming ceremony will be held on May 19.