“Soyuz MS-04” with three members of the ISS crew returned to Earth

“Soyuz MS-04” with three members of the ISS crew returned to Earth

KOROLEV (Moscow region), 3 Saint — RIA Novosti. Three members of the crew of the International space station (ISS) landed in the descent capsule of the spaceship “Soyuz MS-04” in Kazakhstan, told reporters at the mission control Center (MCC).

Have returned to Earth Roscosmos cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fisher. Up to the arrival at the ISS of the next expedition ISS 53/54 work will continue in orbit Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, American Randolph Breznik and Italian Paolo Nespoli.

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Peggy Whitson, flight which became the third in his career, went to the ISS on 17 November 2016, along with Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and French astronaut Thomas Sands.

Novitsky and the Sand returned to Earth aboard the “Soyuz MS-03 is” 2 June 2017 and stay at the station of the Americans was decided.

Thus, Whitson was in orbit of 290 days and broke the record for staying in space among women (before the Italian Samantha Cristoforetti spent on the ISS 199 days). In addition, she also spent the most time (total — more than 650 days) in space among all the NASA astronauts. For time spent in space, Whitson after carrying out the four exits in the last flight, is ranked third in the world — 60 hours 21 minutes (total 10 outlets in her career).