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Monday, October 31, 2016

PHOTOS: Astronauts Touch Down After 115 Days In Space

Three space travelers landed safely back on Earth late Saturday night.

The journey began in the evening, 5:12 p.m., ET to be exact, when the hatch to the International Space Station closed, and Kate Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi climbed into the cramped Russian-made Soyuz spacecraft that would bring them home.

About three hours later, they separated from the space station as it flew over Mongolia. Inside, Ivanishin was at the controls as the ship's commander.

About 230 miles below, as Americans went about their Saturday nights, rescue crews fanned out in helicopters around the target landing site in central Kazakhstan.Around 11 p.m., ET, when the space travelers were scheduled to re-entered Earth's atmosphere, rescuers began to scan the sky for the falling spacecraft.



Anonymous said...

I wish the USA could still do that.

Anonymous said...

We can do that, we used to have the space shuttle program until Obama mothballed it. we used to be a great country. we can be again

Anonymous said...

419 - we will be again!

TRUMP 2016

Anonymous said...

You guys are funny.
Fairy Tales.

Anonymous said...

Fairy Tales! When donkeys fly. It would benefit 5:54 PM to remember how great this country was and the pride the citizens had in themselves, each other, and the work they did. Usher in the years of obama and the downfall started and continued for eight of the worse years this country lived through. He all but destroyed jobs, made whores of people by being their pimp with giving away all he could to keep people enslaved to his government. He is neither friend or lover of America. He hates with all his being anything and anyone that doesn't think, act, or look like him. And that 5:54 is and will be his downfall. He is a disgrace to this country. He is a destroyer of hope and ideals. BUT he isn't a destroyer of faith and neither is Hillary the liar.

With new, improved direction, and with actual leadership, Donald Trump will once again bring this shining nation out of the rubble and shame created by a wannabe dictator and queen.

This space program is an example of what was once great and what will be greater in the future. As a humble American, I am proud of what we did honestly, protectively, and astonishingly brilliantly. And I know what we can accomplish together for our future. Try it, you might impress yourself. You'll never know unless you try.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, 6:34, My point exactly.

3:20 PM

Anonymous said...

Good job NASA!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, pioneers!