A Russian Soyuz container with NASA’s Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian Sergey Prokopyev and German space astronaut Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency arrived on the snow-shrouded steppes in Kazakhstan, around 140 kilometers southeast of the city of Dzhezkazgan. They contacted during a time in front of schedule at 11.02 a.m. local time.
3 Astronauts Returns from International Space Station After 197 Days Mission
The team radioed that they were feeling fine. Russian save groups in helicopters and off-road vehicles hurried to the arrival site to remove the space explorers from the case roasted by a red-hot ride through the air.
The trio has gone through 197 days in space. It was the first mission for Ms. Aunon-Chancellor and Mr. Prokopyev, while Mr. Gerst flew his second to a sum of 362 days in the orbit setting the ESA’s flight term record.
The rescue teams helped the group in their cumbersome spacesuits leave the container and led an underlying restorative examination. The space travelers will be taken to Dzhezkazgan for a short welcome service before being traveled to their separate nations for increasingly careful registration.
NASA space explorer Anne McClain, Russian Oleg Kononenko and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, who have touched base at the station recently, are set to stay in the orbit until June.