Astronaut Mark Vande Hei breaks US spaceflight record as he returns to Earth with two cosmonauts on Soyuz MS-19…meanwhile China drops off its freighter from its space station

Astronaut Mark Vande Hei breaks US spaceflight record as he returns to Earth with two cosmonauts on Soyuz MS-19…meanwhile China drops off its freighter from its space station

While Roscosmos rather cruelly joked that it might leave him in space after US protests against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in the end NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, a former US Army Colonel, returned to Earth on board the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft on 30 March 2021....
Soyuz MS-17 crew returns

Soyuz MS-17 crew returns

The Soyuz MS-17 capsule undocked from the International Space Station Poisk module on 17 April to begin its return to Earth. Following a de-orbit burn at 0401 GMT on 19 April 2021, the capsule safely landed at 0455 GMT on 19 April near Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Crew...