ISS Expedition 43 Crew Lands Safely in Kazakhstan

Expedition 43 Commander Terry Virts of NASA, Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency landed safely near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on June 11, Kazakh time, after bidding farewell to the Expedition 44 crew members and undocking their Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft from the Rassvet module on the International Space Station. The trio completed 199 days in space since launching in late November. After landing, Virts, Shkaplerov and Cristoforetti were assisted into reclining chairs by Russian, U.S. and European personnel to begin their adaptation to gravity after being extracted from their spacecraft.

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+2 1. djacy commented 5 years ago

Beautiful soft landing GJ boy's and girl, you rocks! :) <3
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+2 2. Malakyte commented 5 years ago

Besides the landing that looks like more a crash to me, earth gravity must be really harsh to bear. :S
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+2 3. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

I wasn't aware how much muscle strength you actually lose being in space for a certain amount of time, to the point that you need physical assistance upon returning to Earth. Interesting how we are not aware of our bodies compensating for gravity every moment of our life...very nice video, thank you!
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+2 4. bndbnd commented 5 years ago

for some reason they didn't changed the design of the capsule not even after 60 years
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+3 5. celestus87 commented 5 years ago

#4 Probably the same reason that the physics of aerodynamics haven't changed for the last 60 years either. :(|)
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-1 6. Judge-Jake commented 5 years ago

What I don't understand is how you can possibly land safely in Kahakhstan, the general rule is if the place ends with a 'stan' don't land there it's not safe. Also two more questions 1) How did that helicopter fly through the parachute strings at the beginning without cutting them with the blades? (was David Blaine at the controls filming a Christmas special to help pay for the mission or to help fund my question 2?) Question 2) Who pays for the damage to the golf course on the landing? Special question 3) Were any Buddhist's hurt in the making of this video extra special question 4) Why was the guys' wife spending so much time checking the condition of his right wrist (my theory and I stress it's only a theory at this stage), it that because there was a woman on board there should have been extra muscle development in that wrist, if not he was in deep shitsky >:)