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Back to Earth: Astronauts Touch Down in Kazakhstan

2018-10-05 05:12
Three astronauts, who spent 197 days on the International Space Station as part of Expedition 56, touched down in Kazakhstan on October 4. Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold from NASA and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, went through “a parachute-assisted landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan, southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan”, NASA said. The crew was on the station to conduct scientific experiments “to expand navigation capabilities in preparation for future travel far from Earth.” The moment of their touch down was streamed live on NASA’s social media channels. Credit: Roscosmos via Storyful