Wednesday, 19 September, 2018


PR Newswire - NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Safely Return to Earth from Space Station

IN SPACE- MAY 29 In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, back dropped by planet Earth the International Space Station is seen from NASA space shuttle Endeavour after the station and shuttle began their pos Image The International Space Station
Kristine Garrett | 05 June, 2018, 22:54

Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and flight engineers Scott Tingle of Nasa and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are heading back to Earth after completing a mission spanning 168 days, with 2,688 orbits and a journey of 71.2 million miles.

Anton Shkaplerov, who was the first to be lifted and carried from the capsule, told the camera crew: "We are a bit exhausted but happy with what we have accomplished and happy to be back on Earth". More specifically, the astronauts brought back home the soccer ball that would be used in the opening game of the World Cup 2018, held in Russian Federation.

In the opening match of the world championship on football of 2018 which will be held on June 14 in Moscow, the teams will play the ball had been in space, RIA Novosti reported.

A Soyuz capsule carrying Russian Anton Shkaplerov, American Scott Tingle and Japan's Norishige Kanai floated down under a red-and-white parachute for a landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan.

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and his two US colleagues Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold are still working on the ISS.

Shkaplerov, Tingle and Kanai spent more than five months in space working on a variety of scientific experiments. Then he corrected himself and said he had only grown two centimeters.

Mr Shkaplerov, the previous commander of the space station, handed controls over to NASA's Drew Feustel on Friday.

The space laboratory has been orbiting Earth at about 28,000 kilometres per hour since 1998.

Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Sergei Prokopyev of Roscosmos are set to launch to the ISS from Baikonur on Wednesday.

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