A three member team of astronauts just landed at Kazakhstan. They recently finished their mission in the international space station and worked for extra one month than a schedule. Samantha Cristoforetti from the European Space Agency, Terry Virts from NASA and Anto Shkaplerov from Russia successfully returned on Earth after 199 days of work in Space, a month longer than expected. The NASA’s Sunita William has lost the record longest spaceflight by women now due to Cristoforetti’s 199 day long stint.
Back in 2006-2007 Williams became record holder for the single longest spaceflight by a woman by being in space for 195 days. The NASA Television broadcast the entire even of landing after 199 days in the space and orbiter was delayed by month. The Russian Soyuz space craft helped them to land safely at Kazakhstan. The commander of the mission, Terry Virts gave a warm hug to his fellow crew members at the ISS before they left for the Earth. The departure occurred nearby 7 am through Soyuz TMA-15M.
The aim was to land somewhere in the central Kazakhstan around 2 pm. All of three of them unlocked themselves from the Rassvet module at the international space station. Russian Mission control informed immediately after the departure that all systems in the Soyuz are working at its best and there no technical difficulties at any stage. There are three more cosmonauts on board scheduled to depart by July 23. The long stays in space are helping us to understand the impact of microgravity on a human body. This will be very helpful for NASAs human mission to mars.