Soyuz brings Space Station Expedition 59 back to Earth (VIDEOS)
Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan on Friday morning, roughly three and a half hours after departing the ISS onboard the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft.
#СоюзМС11: к моменту достижения высоты в 10,7 км скорость спускаемого аппарата падает до 800 км/ч. Для ее дальнейшего уменьшения начинают раскрываться парашюты//#SoyuzMS11: parachute release command pic.twitter.com/AS354eCb7I— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) June 25, 2019
During their 204 days in space, the expedition conducted a number of experiments ranging from in-orbit radiation detection to plant growth in microgravity.
📍 There’s no place like home! Mission teams confirmed that @AstroAnnimal and two of her crewmates landed safely at 10:47pm ET after spending 204 days in space conducting science and maintenance aboard the @Space_Station. Coverage continues: https://t.co/ZuxLDtzW9cpic.twitter.com/YC9UzBpRC1— NASA (@NASA) June 25, 2019
This marks the end of @AstroAnnimal's first spaceflight.👩🚀 She was selected as a member of @NASA_Astronauts in 2013. Get to know her beyond the spacesuit: https://t.co/AfRc9hYnIypic.twitter.com/pJNEwbJPZ1— NASA (@NASA) June 25, 2019
Expedition 60 commanders Alexey Ovchinin, NASA flight engineer Nick Hague and Christina Koch will now assume leadership of the International Space Station.
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