After spending four months in the International Space Station, the astronaut trio - Sunita Williams of NASA, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko landed on earth safely.
THREE ASTRONAUTS - Sunita Williams of NASA, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko returned to earth safely as they landed in Kazakhstan. These three astronauts from different nationalities spent around four months in the International Space Station. One may rightly say that it was their home in space for four months, where they had reached on July 17.
They were travelling towards the earth in the Soyuz TMA-05M capsule, which left a red plasma trail, when they entered into the earth. Later on, they were seen in parachute in the dark amidst the cloudy skies at around 0156 GMT. It took them three-and-half-hours to reach land from Space. People in NASA were happy to see these astronauts landing safely, as they are eager to know about their findings.
These three astronauts were members of Expedition 33, who were involved in investigating the dynamic process of the earth, melting glaciers, various kinds of seasonal changes, the ecosystem, earth observations etc, reported yumanewsnow.com.
The trio is said to have orbited around 250 miles above the earth, which also involved 15 countries. With this, Sunita Williams has spent 322 days in space on two missions and the Russian, Malenchenko in his total of five flights has spent 642 days.