Hello, Earth! NASA astronaut is back after 196 days

  • After spending 196 days away from the Earth, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy as well as his crewmates safely landed back to the planet
  • According to NASA, “The crew departed the station at 7:32 p.m. EDT Wednesday and landed just south of the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, at 10:54 p.m. (8:54 a.m. Kazakhstan time)”
  • It was shared by NASA that when Cassidy and his crewmates took off from the space station, Expedition 64 officially began

After 196 days away from Earth, NASA astronaut and his crewmates landed safely back to this planet on October 21, 2020.

Christopher John “Chris” Cassidy together with cosmonauts Ivan Vagner and Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities also known as Roscosmos safely landed on Earth after spending almost 7 months in space.

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According to NASA, “The crew departed the station at 7:32 p.m. EDT Wednesday and landed just south of the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, at 10:54 p.m. (8:54 a.m. Kazakhstan time). They will undergo preliminary medical checks at the landing site, and then split up to return home. Cassidy will board a NASA plane back to Houston, while Vagner and Ivanishin will fly home to Star City, Russia.

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They added that Cassidy served as the Expedition 63 commander during their latest mission. Cassidy also welcomed SpaceX Demo-2 crew members “Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley of NASA – the first astronauts to launch to the space station on an American spacecraft from American soil since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011.”

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It was shared by NASA that when Cassidy and his crewmates took off from the space station, Expedition 64 officially began. The expedition sets off with the station commander, cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov of Roscosmos and flight engineers Kate Rubins of NASA and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Roscosmos.

It is expected that in November, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 will be welcomed by the crew of Expedition 64. NASA said that “Crew-1 will be the first long-duration mission to fly as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and mark the return of America’s capability to regularly launch astronauts from U.S. soil.”

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