Soyuz Capsule Returns ISS Crew To Earth After 204 Days In Space Written 25 June 2019

25 June 2019
SPACE reports that Roscosmos astronaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, and Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques “have returned to Earth after spending more than 200 days on board the International Space Station.” The three “landed aboard Russia’s Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft on Monday” after touching down “southeast of the town of [Zhezkazgan] on the steppe of Kazakhstan at 10:47 p.m. EDT (0247 GMT or 8:47 a.m. local time on June 25).” The three astronauts “appeared to be in good spirits as they began adjusting to gravity while undergoing brief medical checks.” (Image: Expedition 59 Soyuz MS-11 Landing. Credit: NASA)
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