Soyuz MS-17 crew returns to Earth after 185 days on space station


Russia’s Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft lands in Kazakhstan from the International Space Station with cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Roscosmos and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Two cosmonauts and an astronaut have landed safely from the International Space Station after spending 185 days aboard the orbiting laboratory.

Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos and Kate Rubins of NASA touched down on the steppe of Kazakhstan on Saturday (April 17), riding aboard Russia’s Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft. The three crewmates landed southeast of the remote Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan at 12:55 a.m. EDT (0455 GMT or 10:55 a.m. local Kazakh time).





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