Moscow: A Soyuz capsule carrying two Russians and an American landed in Kazakhstan today, ending the astronauts’ nearly six months aboard the International Space Station.
The capsule carried Russians Alexander Samokutayev and Elena Serova and NASA’s Barry Wilmore. They blasted off for the space station on Sept. 26.
The capsule landed upright in heavy fog southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan on the Kazakh steppes. Despite the poor visibility, recovery workers arrived within several minutes and all three astronauts were extracted within a half-hour.
They were taken to recliner-style chairs set up near the capsule, to begin their readjustment to gravity and undergo brief medical tests. All three appeared in good condition. And Serova smiled broadly as she sat in the chair bundled up against temperatures a few degrees below freezing.
Three other astronauts remain aboard the space station. They will be joined by three others on March 27; two of those — Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko — are to spend a full year on the ISS.
Way forward for any country is by educating itself more: Shah Rukh
Prabhas to work in ‘Mahanati’ director Nag Ashwin’s next
Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Jurassic World 3’ titled ‘Dominion’
John Abraham to produce biopic on Revathi Roy
Bachchan sir and I are at loggerheads in ‘Gulabo Sitabo’: Ayushmann
© 2017 State Times Daily Newspaper