Russian space agency film revealed that ISS and NASA scientists and crew members landed safely on the desert of Kazakhstan early Saturday, ending their half-year mission aboard the International Space Station.
At 04:55 GMT, around 150 kilometres (90 mi) south of the city of Zhezkazhagan, Russians Sergey Ryaznikov with Sergey Kud-Severchkov and NASA’s Kate Rubins landed in the wastelands.
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The Soyuz service segment holding the three recovered without incident on a beautiful spring day since central Kazakhstan, as reported by the Roscosmos TV commentary.
Both molecular scientist Rubins (age 42) and ex-military pilot Ryzhikov (age 46) were finishing their second missions in space after making their ISS debuts in October and July of 2016.
Kud’-Severchkov, also an ex-military guy, was 39 years old and wrapping up his first expedition. The film from the landing site shows a happy Rubin accepting flowers from former astronaut Yuri Malenchenko. Rubins said, “It’s nice to be part of this side of the business.”
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She’ll go back to NASA’s Houston headquarters, while Ryzhikov and Kud-Severchkov head back to Moscow.
Rubin sequenced DNA in orbit for the first time on his 2016 debut trip. NASA claims that during its second mission, the lander “watched as a patch of radishes rose into orbit… gathering them for examination on Earth. done” and continued its sequencing work and cardiac studies.
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Throughout the last 10, the number of people living on the space station have fluctuated among three to six as crew members have arrived and left after the explosion at Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome on Kazakhstan.
A new era in human spaceflight began last year when Elon Musk’s SpaceX ended Russia and Baikonur’s monopoly on launches after the retirement of the United States space shuttle in 2011. As a consequence, next week the total number of crew members will increase to 11 with both the entrance of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 operation.
The Space Station (ISS) is set to welcome four astronauts next week: Shane Kimbrough with Megan McArthur of NASA, Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and Thomas Peskett of the European Space Agency. On 2009, a new crew of astronauts brought the total number of humans living in the ISS to 13.
Astronauts from the NASA’s International Space Station and NASA
Seven people have been in space at once on two separate occasions: in March 1995, when the Mir spaceship had a crew of six and the NASA spacecraft Endeavor carried seven astronauts.
Despite being constantly occupied for almost twenty years, the ISS is set to be decommissioned by the end of this decade, calling into doubt the prospects for future space collaboration among both the West and Russia.
A huge win for Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which was announced on Friday, as NASA has chosen the business to design the spaceship that will return humans to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972.
Space Station Location on the International Frontier
On April 12, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s momentous trip, which marked the first time humans flew in space and was a turning point there in space program with both Moscow as well as the West.
There has been greater collaboration than rivalry between Roskosmos and NASA since the departure of the Soviet Union, but the fact that they are going their own paths as even the ISS draws down is impossible to ignore.