Watch 3 space hire astronauts make a bull’s-eye alighting in a Kazakhstan desert


Russia’s Soyuz MS-02 space plug returning from a International Space Station to Kazakhstan on Apr 10. (Pool print by Kirill Kudryavtsev around European Pressphoto Agency)

Three astronauts descended 250 miles to hold down in a dried nearby a city of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Monday. Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko, both Russian cosmonauts, and NASA wanderer Shane Kimbrough done a purify alighting in their Russian spacecraft, a Soyuz MS-02. Thanks to a correctness of a skirmish — a qualification landed only as designed — cameras were means to film a incoming capsule.


“It was a text touchdown,” Rob Navias, a NASA orator said in TV explanation after a landing, as Space.com reported. “The Soyuz was pulled by a categorical parachute onto a side, though a organisation was fast extracted and are in good shape.”

The landing’s accurate inlet was a covenant to how distant we’ve come given a early days of spaceflight. The second American in space, Gus Grissom, roughly drowned in a Atlantic in 1961 when his capsule, “Liberty Bell 7,” plopped into the sea and began to inundate with seawater. (He confirmed that there was a malfunction, discordant to insinuations that he panicked and triggered the shun induce too early.) “Liberty Bell 7″ sank, exiled to a sea building until a salvage boat recovered it in 1999.


The Soyuz MS-02 space plug descends before landing. (Pool print by Kirill Kudryavtsev around European Pressphoto Agency)

There was no such violation for a Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft. The new touchdown had some-more than a hold of play — the footage ends with an blast of brownish-red dirt as a capsule’s retrorockets dismissed — though a astronauts can be seen grinning and jolt hands moments after crew lift them out of a capsule.

With a Soyuz MS-02’s lapse came a finish of a International Space Station’s Expedition 50. Kimbrough and his crewmates had logged 173 days, only underneath half a year, in space on this mission.


The space plug lands in a plume of dust. (Pool print by Kirill Kudryavtsev around Reuters)

Along a way, a astronauts on a space hire finished 2,768 orbits of a planet — a excursion of some 73.2 million miles.


Opening the induce of a Soyuz MS-02 space capsule. (Pool print by Kirill Kudryavtsev around European Pressphoto Agency)

After a Soyuz undocked from a ISS, a station’s Expedition 51 strictly began. The Earthbound astronauts bid farewell to 3 colleagues who remained on a station: cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, a European Space Agency’s Thomas Pesquet and NASA wanderer Peggy Whitson, who is now the first lady to authority dual missions aboard a ISS and who is about to set a record for spending some-more time in space than any other U.S. astronaut.


Ground crew lift NASA wanderer Shane Kimbrough from a spacecraft. (Pool print by Kirill Kudryavtsev around European Pressphoto Agency)

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