After185 days aboard the International Space Station, 2 Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut went back to Earth early Saturday early morning.
NASA’s Kate Rubins and Roscosmos’ SergeyRyzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan at 12: 55 a.m. EDT after leaving the station in the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft at 9: 34 p.m. EDT.
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In an article on Saturday, NASA reported that, pending medical checks, the crew would break up.
Rubins– the very first individual to series DNA in space– will return house to Houston, Texas and Ryzhikov and Kud-Sverchkov will fly back to their training base in Star City, Russia.
Roscosmos head DmitryRogozin stated all 3 were feeling well after they were drawn out from the pill, according to The Associated Press.
TheExpedition 64 trio had actually reached the station onOct 14, 2020, and functioned as flight engineers.
During their period, the group performed numerous clinical experiments, manage the arrival and departure of several automobiles and performed spacewalks.
While the journey was Ryzhikov’s and Rubins’ 2nd spaceflight, it was Kud-Sverchkov’s very first.
According toSpace com, they took a trip an overall of 78.4 million miles, finishing 2,960 orbits of Earth.
NASA kept in mind that the seven-person crew of Expedition 65 stays aboard the station, consisting of Roscosmos’ OlegNovitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov, JapanAerospace Exploration Agency astronaut SoichiNoguchi, NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, Mark Vande Hei and brand-new station leader ShannonWalker
VandeHei, Novitskiy and Dubrov showed up on April 9 and Hopkins, Glover, Walker and Noguchi came aboard in November on the Space X Crew Dragon “Resilience.”
TheNovember flight marked the very first spaceport station docking under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
Later this month, NASA’s Space X Crew -2 members– consisting of NASA astronauts ShaneKimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japanese astronaut AkihikoHoshide, and EuropeanSpace Agency astronaut ThomasPesquet — will sign up with the Expedition 65 members on the station.
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Their launch on the Space X Crew Dragon “Endeavour” is slated for April 22
Walker will then turn over command to Hoshide prior to she, Hopkins, Glover and Noguchi leave for Earth on April 29.
InNovember 2020, the station went beyond a 20- year turning point of constant human existence. To date, 243 individuals from 19 nations have actually checked out the orbiting lab.