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Three astronauts return to Earth after a 204-day space mission





The Russian manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-11 landed in the Czech Quarter on Tuesday, reported the Russian spacecraft control center. On board the descent capsules, they returned to Earth from International Space Station (ISS), the Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko Space Agency Space Researcher in Rome David Saint-Jacques and the American ] Anne McClain who remains in space for a total of 204 days.

Soyuz made landfall early this morning about 93 miles southeast of the Kazakh town of Zhezkazgan, as planned.

During their mission, the members of the 59th ISS expedition revolved a total of 3 264 times and covered a distance of nearly 87 million miles.

"One night on Africa on my last night on the ISS" Anne McClain, 40 years old, tweeted and made two space exits during this first mission.

His colleague David Saint-Jacques, 49, could marvel at once with the space view of Canada before returning to Earth. "British Columbia, Nunavik … I will miss the vision of these great Canadian landscapes!", The astronaut tweeted to Canada's Space Agency (ASC).

In their months at the ISS, they participated in five spacewalks Nick The Hague ]

They will join, if there are no last changes, the Russian cosmonaut Alexandr Skvortsov the Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano of the spacecraft European and the American Andrew Morgan who will fly to the ISS on Soyuz MS-13, which is scheduled to start on July 20.

ISS, a project of more than $ 150,000 million with 16 nations, currently consists of 14 modules. It is permanent and orbits the earth at a distance of 248 miles and a speed of more than 17,000 miles per hour.


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