NASA astronaut returns to Earth after 1 year at the airport

NASA astronaut MArk Vande Hey, south, and cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov, center and Pyotr Dubrov were seen in their Soyuz MS-19 capsule shortly after landing in Kazakhstan. Courtesy: NASA / Bill Ingalls

Mark Vande Hey returns to Earth with two Russian cosmonauts after a year on the International Space Station.

Vande Hei, along with Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov, landed the Soyuz MS-19 capsule at 7:28 am EDT (11:28 UTC) March 30, 2022, in Kazakhstan. Shkaplerov spent 176 days in the air, being released in October 2021. Vande Hei and Dubrov, however, Vande Hei and Dubrov spent a 355 -day stay on the Earth’s outpost. , launched on Soyuz MS-18 in April 2021.

Hours ago, Soyuz MS-19 took off from the ISS at 3:21 am EDT (07:21 UTC), ending Expedition 66 and marking the start of Expedition 67.

Left on board NASA’s space shuttle are Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov, and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer.

Soyuz MS-19 will land in Kazakhstan on March 30, 2022.

Soyuz MS-19 will land in Kazakhstan on March 30, 2022.

Expedition 67 Russian cosmonauts were stationed on the outpost from March 18 and are expected to remain until the end of September. Meanwhile, Chari, Marshburn, Barron and Maurer have arrived on the Crew-3 Dragon aircraft in November 2021 and are expected to return to Earth by the end of April after being modified by the Crew-4. astronauts, which began launching from Florida on April 19.

Shkaplerov completed his fourth trip, taking his entire career of 709 days in orbit, leaving him in seventh place for most time spent in space. Gennady Padalka spent most of his time in the air, recording 878 days on five aircraft between 1998 and 2015.

Dubrov completed his first flight while Vande Hei was on his second mission. Vande Hei’s total time in the air is 523 days.

The American with the longest time in space was NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson in 666 days.

With the return of Vande Hei, he set a new NASA astronaut record for the longest stay in space, winning Scott Kelly’s 340 -day long overdue. the outpost between March 2015 and March 2016.

The story is about the longest single flight by a man orchestrated by Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov, who spent 438 days on Mir airfield between January 1994 and March 1995. Vande Hei and Dubrov is 355 days the longest in aviation history.

The third returned to Earth at a time when relations between Russia and the West had improved since the end of the Cold War and the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. The invasion Russia did not fight Ukraine in Feb. 24, 2022, most sanctions were raised by the United States, Europe and their allies.

In the aerospace industry, this was released to many other commercial and government departments. The other project that remained untouched was the International Space Station project, despite antagonistic remarks by the CEO of the Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin.

Over the past month, NASA has continued to speak and Roscosmos has been working with the industry, as have their ages. The U.S. side and the Russian side rely on each other for security and cooperation with the U.S. side providing power and gyroscopes for most of the ISS -type power and the Russian side. provides propulsion for orbital reboosts and maneuvering.

Mark Vande Hei was spotted outside his Soyuz capsule after being in space for a year.  Courtesy: NASA / Bill Ingalls

Mark Vande Hei was spotted outside his Soyuz capsule after being in space for a year. Courtesy: NASA / Bill Ingalls

“The ISS is a planetary organization created as a global organization with collective trusts,” NASA’s Associate Administrator of Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate Kathy Leuders said in a Feb. 1 report. 28 discussion of the Axiom Space mission privacy at the center. “It is a place where we live and create the atmosphere in peace. That’s a real example for us to do in the future. I think this is good news for us that we are working in peace in the air right now. “

Leuders said it would be a sad day for Earth events if the U.S. and Russia could not continue peacekeeping in space, and as a team NASA and Roscosmos are working together.

So there are Russian research and rescue workers and NASA agents in Kazakhstan to extract cosmonauts and astronauts from the capsule.

The group was helped out of the capsule before being taken to nearby beds to first check for medications and first phone calls to friends and family. The first to come out was Shkaplerov. Dubrov and Vande Hei followed.

After a few minutes on the mats for the pilots to enjoy their fresh air and breeze from leaving Earth, they were taken to a nearby medical facility to change into their Sokol and underwear.

From there, the plan was for them to board helicopters to fly for two hours to a competition center in the nearby city of Karaganda. There, cosmonauts will board a plane to return to Moscow and Vande Hei will board a NASA plane back to Houston.

The video is by NASA

Tagged: Expedition 66 International Space Station Lead Stories Mark Vande Hey NASA Roscosmos Soyuz MS-19

Derek Richardson

Derek Richardson holds a degree in social media, with a major in contemporary journalism, from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. While at Washburn, he was the editor of the student travel newspaper, the Washburn Review. He has a blog about the International Space Station, called Orbital Velocity.

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