Spacecraft landed in Kazakhstan steppe

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The Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft made a successful landing in the steppe of Kazakhstan, announced the broadcast on the Roskosmos website, reports.

The crew commander Sergei Ryzhikov reported on the excellent state of health of the team.

Russian cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov, Sergei Kud-Sverchkov and American Kathleen Rubins returned in the spacecraft after a six-month watch at the International Space Station. After their departure, seven people remained on the ISS, including two Russians.

Rescuers helped them get out of the spacecraft. After the flight, the Russians will go to the Star City near Moscow, and Rubins will go to the United States.

The Soyuz MS-17 crew entered orbit 184 days ago. During the expedition, Ryzhikov and Kud-Sverchkov made one spacewalk from the station hatch. During the expedition, the cosmonauts also sealed two cracks in the transition chamber of the Zvezda module, although a small air leak continued.

Rubins twice went into space during the six-month expedition. In addition, while she was in orbit, NASA included her in a group of astronauts to prepare for manned lunar missions under the Artemis program.
16:42, 17 April 2021