NASA’s Kate Rubins and Roscosmos’ Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan at 12:55 a.m. EDT after departing the station within the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft at 9:34 p.m. EDT.
Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin stated all three have been feeling nicely after they have been extracted from the capsule, in line with The Related Press.
The Expedition 64 trio had arrived on the station on Oct. 14, 2020, and served as flight engineers.
Throughout their tenure, the group performed a whole lot of scientific experiments, oversaw the arrival and departure of a number of automobiles and performed spacewalks.
Whereas the journey was Ryzhikov’s and Rubins’ second spaceflight, it was Kud-Sverchkov’s first.
Based on House.com, they traveled a complete of 78.4 million miles, finishing 2,960 orbits of Earth.
NASA famous that the seven-person crew of Expedition 65 stays aboard the station, together with Roscosmos’ Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov, Japan Aerospace Exploration Company astronaut Soichi Noguchi, NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, Mark Vande Hei and new station commander Shannon Walker.
Vande Hei, Novitskiy and Dubrov arrived on April 9 and Hopkins, Glover, Walker and Noguchi got here aboard in November on the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience.”
The November flight marked the primary area station docking beneath NASA’s Industrial Crew Program.
Later this month, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 members — together with NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and European House Company astronaut Thomas Pesquet — will be a part of the Expedition 65 members on the station.
Their launch on the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Endeavour” is slated for April 22.
Walker will then hand over command to Hoshide earlier than she, Hopkins, Glover and Noguchi depart for Earth on April 29.
In November 2020, the station surpassed a 20-year milestone of steady human presence. So far, 243 individuals from 19 nations have visited the orbiting laboratory.