Record-Setting NASA Astronaut and Two Cosmonauts Return From International Space Station

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is seen outside the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft after he landed with Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Vande Hei and Dubrov are returning to Earth after logging 355 days in space as members of Expeditions 64-66 aboard the International Space Station. For Vande Hei, his mission is the longest single spaceflight by a U.S. astronaut in history. Shkaplerov is returning after 176 days in space, serving as a Flight Engineer for Expedition 65 and commander of Expedition 66. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

In the wake of expanding the record for the longest single spaceflight in history by an American to 355 days, NASA space explorer Mark Vande Hei got back to Earth on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, alongside Roscosmos cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov.

The threesome left the International Space Station at 3:21 a.m. EDT and made a protected, parachute-helped arriving at 7:28 a.m. (5:28 p.m. Kazakhstan time) southeast of the distant town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

“Imprint’s central goal isn’t just record-breaking, yet additionally preparing for future human adventurers on the Moon, Mars, and then some,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. “Our space travelers make unbelievable penances for the sake of science, investigation, and state of the art innovation advancement, not least among them time away from friends and family. NASA and the country are pleased to invite Mark home and appreciative for his extraordinary commitments all through his drawn out stay on the International Space Station.”

Vande Hei’s lengthy mission will give analysts the chance to notice the impacts of long-span spaceflight on people as the office intends to get back to the Moon under the Artemis program and get ready for the investigation of Mars.

Vande Hei sent off on April 9, 2021, close by Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov. His second excursion into space of 355 days is the longest single spaceflight by a U.S. space traveler, recently held at 340 days, and gives him a lifetime all out of 523 days in space. Dubrov likewise stayed ready for 355 days on his first spaceflight.

Supporting NASA’s objectives for future human arrivals on the Moon, Vande Hei finished around 5,680 circles of the Earth and an excursion of in excess of 150 million miles, generally what could be compared to 312 outings to the Moon and back. He saw the appearance of 15 visiting shuttle and new modules, and the takeoff of 14 visiting rocket.

Following post-landing clinical checks, the group will get back to the recuperation organizing city in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, on board Russian helicopters. Vande Hei will load up a NASA plane destined for Cologne, Germany, for refueling preceding his get back. Shkaplerov and Dubrov will board a Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center airplane to get back to their home in Star City, Russia.

During his record mission, Vande Hei spent numerous hours on logical exercises on board the space station, directing everything from plant examination to actual sciences studies.

With the undocking of the Soyuz MS-19 shuttle with Vande Hei, Shkaplerov, and Dubrov on board, Expedition 67 authoritatively started on board the station. NASA space traveler Tom Marshburn as of late took over as station administrator, and is joined by NASA space explorers Raja Chari and Kayla Barron, ESA (European Space Agency) space traveler Matthias Maurer, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev, and Sergey Korsakov.

Marshburn, Chari, Barron and Maurer will remain locally available until late April, when NASA space travelers Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, and Jessica Watkins, as well as ESA space explorer Samantha Cristoforetti send off to the station as a component of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission.

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