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Offbeat ISS Station: an American and two Russians back on earth

14:20  22 october  2020
14:20  22 october  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts returned to Earth from the International Space Station ( ISS ) after a six-month mission in space, which began in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The trio of space travellers returned safely to Earth on Thursday, landing on the steppes

The International Space Station ( ISS ) is the most complex scientific and technological endeavor ever The space station flies at an average altitude of 248 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth . If the crew needs to evacuate the station , they can return to Earth aboard two Russian Soyuz vehicles

Back after a six-month mission in space. An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts from the International Space Station (ISS) returned to earth on Thursday, the end of a mission started in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The American Chris Cassidy (Nasa) and the Russians Anatoli Ivanichine and Ivan Vagner (Roskosmos) landed at 4:54 am (French time) in the steppes of Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic in Central Asia where Russia operates the Cosmodrome of Baikonur, according to images broadcast by Roscosmos.

Touchdown !!! The Exp 63 crew, with @Astro_SEAL , @ ivan_mks63 and Anatoly Ivanishin, has returned to Earth landing safely in Kazakhstan at 10:54 pm ET. https://t.co/6xxCacI1Fd pic.twitter.com/VCQEIdzwHe

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"Goodnight Earth from @ Space _ Station , headed back your way tomorrow!" Kimbrough wrote in his last tweet prior to the undocking from the ISS . Kimbrough's return to Earth saw 57-year-old US astronaut Peggy Whitson take charge of the ISS to become the first woman to command the orbiting

"Goodnight Earth from @ Space _ Station , headed back your way tomorrow!" Kimbrough wrote in his last tweet prior to the undocking from the ISS . Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience

- Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) October 22, 2020

This includes Chris Cassidy nudging a member of staff at the landing site with his elbow, before the three astronauts are taken to a tent to spend some time there. medical exams. " How are you ? Cassidy asked in Russian, all smiles.

Getting suited up for return! pic.twitter.com/739TDMKqfj

- Chris Cassidy (@Astro_SEAL) October 21, 2020

Coronavirus epidemic requires, the three men had left without fanfare for the ISS on April 9. They had been confined to their training center near Moscow and said their farewells without an audience, their relatives not having been allowed to attend their last press briefing.

The return of American transport to the ISS

They were joined on May 31 by the Americans Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley who carried out the first manned flight carried out by the private American group SpaceX. This mission marked the return of American transport to the ISS, after a nine-year hiatus in favor of Russian Soyuz rockets.

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An American astronaut who set the US record for cumulative time in orbit has safely returned to Earth along with two Russian cosmonauts, following a NASA's Jeff Williams, aged 58, logged a total of 534 days in space over four missions aboard the research outpost, commanding the station during

The International Space Station ( ISS ) crew of U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba (L) and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka (C) and The Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft delivered two Russians and an American back to earth after their mission on the International Space Station ( ISS ).

Ahead of his return from his third space mission, American Chris Cassidy, 50, tweeted a photo of blood samples that astronauts are expected to collect while on the ISS.

“What is the price of returning to Earth?…. 8 tubes of blood! The 7 shown in this photo were taken in the morning to be placed in our freezer, and the 8th will be taken just before undocking, ”he wrote.

What is the price of a return ride back to Earth? .... 8 tubes of blood !! The 7 shown in this picture were taken in the morning to be placed in our deep freezer, and the 8th will be drawn just prior to undock for ground processing soon after landing. pic.twitter.com/mUХ-$Nu2HXn

- Chris Cassidy (@Astro_SEAL) October 21, 2020

"Mum I'm coming home," tweeted on Wednesday Ivan Vagner, 35, whose it was the first mission. Anatoly Ivanichine was completing his third space mission.

On October 13, a Soyuz MS-17 vessel with the American Kathleen Rubins on board, and the Russians Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Koud-Svertchkov joined the trio to take over.

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American and Russian crew touch down in Kazakhstan after months on International Space Station . The three-person crew of the International Space Station returned to Earth on Friday morning, arriving back to a world that has been radically transformed by coronavirus in the time they

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft, which is set to deliver the crew of the next mission to the International Space Station ( ISS ) in record time, has been placed on its launch pad, at the iconic Baikonur Russian Soyuz prepares QUICKEST-EVER crewed trip to International Space Station (PHOTOS).

One @NASA astronaut and two @Roscosmos cosmonauts will take a 3 hour and 7 minute trip to the station when they launch Wednesday at 1:45 am ET live on NASA TV. https://t.co/qpyi2LM11l pic.twitter.com/EQpi3kqu3L

- Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) October 10, 2020

The ISS is one of the rare examples of cooperation between Moscow and Washington. Sixteen countries are participating in the 1998 orbiting station, outpost and orbital laboratory that cost a total of $ 100 billion, largely funded by Russia and the United States. It is expected to be dismantled over the next decade, due to structural wear and tear.

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