ISS crew safely landed in Kazakhstan

June 18, 2016
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The international crew of ISS safely landed in Kazakhstan, reports Associated Press. An American, a Briton and a Russian in their Soyuz TMA-19M capsule touched down on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. local time (0915 GMT) about 90 miles of Zhezkazgan.

Space capsule Soyuz TMA-19M has safely transported three astronauts from the space to Earth. The landing operation was carried out as scheduled, at 0915 GMT sharply the capsule landed in the steppes near Zhezkazgan in Kazakhstan. Tim Kopra from NASA, Tim Peake of the European Space Agency and Yuri Malenchenko from the Roscosmos were picked up with a special support team.

The ISS crew reported feeling fine while their capsule’s been heading down to Earth. Support team on Earth helped the astronauts to get out of the capsule, and placed them in reclining chairs for a quick check-up. Express medical check-up showed the health parameters of the ISS trio is normal.

Maj. Peake was the first Briton who reached the space. A 44-year-old pilot performed the first British space marathon and was honored by Queen Elizabeth II in her annual Birthday Honors List. For Malenchenko, it was the 6th expedition to space, and American Tim Kopra has logged up 244 days in space on two flights.

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