Soyuz MS-17 crew returns to Earth after 185 days on space station

Russia’s Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft lands in Kazakhstan from the Worldwide House with cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA/Invoice Ingalls)

Two cosmonauts and an astronaut have landed safely from the Worldwide House Station after spending 185 days aboard the orbiting laboratory.

Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Russia’s state area company Roscosmos and Kate Rubins of NASA touched down on the steppe of Kazakhstan on Saturday (April 17), riding aboard Russia’s Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft. The three crewmates landed southeast of the distant Kazakh city of Dzhezkazgan at 12:55 a.m. EDT (0455 GMT or 10:55 a.m. native Kazakh time).

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