Soyuz spaceship lands in Kazakhstan

September 7, 2016

Soyuz spaceship and part of his crew have successfully landed in Kazakhstan on  Tuesday. Three crew members Jeff Williams, Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka returned to Earth. The astronauts have closed out a 172-day mission with an on-target landing in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz members have landed in Kazakhstan sharply on schedule, their touchdown registered at 21:13 EDT, assistant teams met astronauts’ orange-and-white parachute in the sky of Kazakhstan. Other Soyuz crew members — Ivanishin, Onishi and Rubins — are scheduled to return to Earth October 30.

The touchdown moment of SOYUZ capsule with three astronauts, September 06, 2016

Russian recovery crews stationed nearby the place of touchdown helped to the capsule, which tipped over on its side after landing. The astronaut from the US commander Jeff Williams reported that he and his crewmates are healthy and in good spirits. After landing, they set down in recliners for satellite phone calls home while flight surgeons carried out express medical checks.