US News Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut back on earth after six months aboard the International Space Station

20:05  17 april  2021
20:05  17 april  2021 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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The Soyuz capsule that transported them landed without a hitch in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

Two Russian cosmonauts, Sergei Ryjikov and Sergei Koud-Svertchkov, and an American astronaut, Kate Rubins, came back on land without problems, Saturday, April 17 in the Kazakhe steppe, after a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station ( ISS). The Soyuz capsule that transported them landed about 150 km southeast of the city of Jezkazgan , in the center of Kazakhstan.

It was the first space mission of Sergei Koud-Svertchkov, former soldier, and the second for Sergei Ryjikov, former military pilot, and Kate Rubins, molecular biologist. The latter, who had been during his 2016 mission the first person to sequence DNA in space, continued his sequencing activities, worked on experiences on the cardiovascular system, and observed the growth of radishes that were harvested to be analyzed on Earth, according to a communiqué of the NASA (in English). It was welcomed with flowers by the former Cosmonaut Iouri Malentchenko.

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  Deux cosmonautes russes et une astronaute américaine de retour sur Terre après six mois à bord de la Station spatiale internationale © Provided by FranceInfo The SpaceX company now in the Loop

for a decade, the crew of the ISS varies according to arrivals and departures, oscillating most often between three and six, but sometimes more. There remained Saturday seven people on board. Among them, the two Russians and the American who had taken off on April 9, during a flight that was also intended to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the flight of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space.

The Russian monopoly of flights to the ISS was broken by Spacex, the American company of Elon Musk. It has become last year the first private company to successfully send a team aboard the international space station, restoring the Americans the ability to fulfill this feat, for the first time since the end of the spatial shuttle program Shuttle. Spacex's second mission to the ISS will bring next week to 11 the number of people aboard the station, with the arrival of Americans Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japanese Akihiko Hoshide and French Thomas Pesquet.

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