Three International Space Station astronauts land safely in Kazakhstan
November 10 , 2014
Three astronauts who spent more than five months in space returned to Earth safely, their parachute landing in Kazakhstan on Monday, November 10, media reports say.
The three are Russia’s Maxim Suraev, the mission commander from the Russian space agency; US astronaut Reid Wiseman from Nasa; and Germany’s Alexander Gerst, a flight engineer from the European Space Agency.
Their Soyuz craft landed in the cold Kazakh steppes, with the temperatures touching -5 degrees C.
Speaking from space, Wiseman had said that spending 165 days up there was “an honor and a privilege.”
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