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3 astronauts return from the International Space Station

December 20, 2018 Science 0 Views Three astronauts returned to Earth's Thursday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz capsule with NASA's Serena Aunon chancellor, Russian Sergey Prokopyev and German astronaut Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency landed on snow-capped stairs in Kazakhstan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) southeast of the city of Dzhezkazgan. They moved down one minute before the schedule at. 11:02 local time (0502 GMT, 12:02 AM EST). The crew radiated that they were doing well. Russian rescue teams in helicopters and terrain vehicles rushed to the landing ground to extract astronauts from the capsule charred by a fiery rite through the atmosphere. The trio has spent 197 days in space. This was the first assignment for Aunon Chancellors and Prokopyev, while Gerst flew his second to a total of 362 days in circulation and asked the ESA flight schedule. RELATED: International Space Station 4 PHOTO [19659008] International Space Station View Gallery IN ROOMS – 7 OCTOBER: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout photo of the European Space Agency ( ESA), the German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst takes a photo during his spacecraft, while aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on October 7, 2014 in space. Gerst returned to Earth on November 10, 2014 after spending six months at the International Space Station, which completed a comprehensive scientific program, known as the "Blue Dot" mission (after astronomer Carl Sagan's description of the earth, viewed on a photograph taken by Voyager…

Three astronauts returned to Earth’s Thursday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station.

A Russian Soyuz capsule with NASA’s Serena Aunon chancellor, Russian Sergey Prokopyev and German astronaut Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency landed on snow-capped stairs in Kazakhstan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) southeast of the city of Dzhezkazgan. They moved down one minute before the schedule at. 11:02 local time (0502 GMT, 12:02 AM EST).

The crew radiated that they were doing well. Russian rescue teams in helicopters and terrain vehicles rushed to the landing ground to extract astronauts from the capsule charred by a fiery rite through the atmosphere.

The trio has spent 197 days in space. This was the first assignment for Aunon Chancellors and Prokopyev, while Gerst flew his second to a total of 362 days in circulation and asked the ESA flight schedule.

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IN ROOMS – 7 OCTOBER: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout photo of the European Space Agency ( ESA), the German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst takes a photo during his spacecraft, while aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on October 7, 2014 in space. Gerst returned to Earth on November 10, 2014 after spending six months at the International Space Station, which completed a comprehensive scientific program, known as the “Blue Dot” mission (after astronomer Carl Sagan’s description of the earth, viewed on a photograph taken by Voyager probe from six billion miles away). (Photo by Alexander Gerst / ESA via Getty Images)

ZHEZKAZGAN, KAZAKHSTAN – 12 MARCH: (Alternative crop of # 465931716) In this handout provided by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), spacecraft Soyuz TMA-14M see as it landes with expedition 42 commander Barry Wilmore from NASA, Alexander Samokutyaev from the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Elena Serova from Roscosmos March 12, 2015 near the city of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Wilmore and Russian cosmonauts Samokutyaev and Serova return after almost six months aboard the international space station where they served as members of the expedition 41 and 42 crews. (Photo by Bill Ingalls / NASA via Getty Images)

STAR CITY, RUSSIA – MARCH 5: In this handout from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA (L to R), NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly is seen in a Soyuz Simulator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) March 5, 2015 in Star City, Russia. The three are preparing for the launch of the International Space Station (ISS) in the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 28, 2015. As a year’s crew, Kelly and Kornienko will return to Soyuz TMA -18M in March 2016. ( Photo of / Bill Ingalls / NASA via Getty Images)

WALLOPS ISLAND, VA – 28 OCTOBER: In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft aboard a catastrophic anomaly moment after the launch of the mid-Atlantic regional spaceport pad 0A at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on October 28, 2014 at Wallops Island, Virginia. William Gerstenmaier, Associated Administrator of NASA Director of Human Investigations and Operational Missions, and Michael Suffredini, NASA’s International Space Station Program Manager, also participated in the press conference by phone. Cygnus was on his way to rendezvous with the space station. The Antares rocket lifted off to launch its third rescue mission to the International Space Station, but was hit by a catastrophic anomaly shortly after being picked up at 6:22 pm. EDT.

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The rescue personnel helped the crew in their balky spacecraft leave the capsule and conducted an initial medical examination. The astronauts will be taken to Dzhezkazgan for a short welcome ceremony before flying to their respective countries for more accurate checks.

The NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Russian Oleg Kononenko and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, who have arrived at the station earlier this month, are set to remain in orbit until June.

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