According to images broadcast by the Russian space agency Roscosmos, the Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft landed safely in the Kazakh steppes on Wednesday. In it came two Russian and American crew members who are now back on Earth.
Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov shared the flight with American cosmonaut Vandy Hee until their landing in the city of Zaskasgan. According to the agency, everything went as planned, and the professionals were greeted with “welcome letters in Russian and English by the Russian Flight Control Center.”
Vande Hei and Dubrov went to the International Space Station in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft on April 9, 2021 and spent 355 days aboard, as the American broke the previous record of 340 consecutive days of stay in space for an astronaut.your country.
Hei was the last American astronaut to fly to the International Space Station in a Russian spacecraft, as for the past year the United States has used SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.
It is also known that Moscow and Washington are negotiating “joint flights with astronauts and spacecraft from both countries.” However, it may be canceled due to the growing tension between Russia and the United States due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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