MOSCOW – A triplet of space travelers securely got back to Earth on Thursday following a six-month mission on the International Space Station.
The Soyuz MS-16 container conveying NASA space traveler Chris Cassidy, and Roscosmos’ Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner arrived on the steppes of Kazakhstan southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan at 7:54 a.m. Thursday. After a concise clinical exam, the three will be taken by helicopters to Dzhezkazgan from where they will leave home.
Cassidy will load up a NASA plane back to Houston, while Vagner and Ivanishin will fly home to Star City, Russia.
The group grinned as they conversed with veiled individuals from the recuperation group, and NASA and Roscosmos revealed that they were in acceptable condition.
As a component of extra safety measures due to the Covid, the salvage colleagues meeting the group were tried for the infection and the quantity of individuals associated with the recuperation exertion was restricted.
Cassidy, Ivanishin and Vagner went through 196 days in circle, having shown up at the station on April 9. They abandoned NASA’s Kate Rubins and Roscosmos’ Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, who showed up at the circling station seven days prior for a six-month remain.
Cassidy, getting back from his third space mission, has now spent an aggregate of 378 days in space, the fifth-most elevated among U.S. space explorers.
While filling in as the station’s leader, Cassidy invited SpaceX Demo-2 team Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, the primary NASA space explorers to dispatch to the space station on an American spacecraft from American soil since the retirement of the space transport armada in 2011.
Cassidy and Behnken finished four spacewalks for a sum of 23 hours and 37 minutes, getting two of just four U.S. space explorers to finish 10 spacewalks.
Prior to the group’s takeoff, Russian cosmonauts had the option to briefly seal the air spill they attempted to situate for a while. The little hole has represented no impending threat to the station’s group, and Roscosmos engineers have been taking a shot at a perpetual seal.
In November, Rubins, Ryzhikov and Kud-Sverchkov are relied upon to welcome NASA’s SpaceX first operational Crew Dragon mission including NASA space explorers Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency space traveler Soichi Noguchi.