Cosmonauts and astronaut return to Earth on Soyuz MS-16

by | Oct 23, 2020 | International Space Station, NASA, Russia

Soyuz MS-16, having undocked from the International Space Station at 2332 GMT on 21 October 2020, proceeded to make its deorbit burn at 0200 GMT on 22 October before separate into three modules with the landing module carrying three crew Russian cosmonauts Anatoliy Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy who handed over command of the ISS to Russian Cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov who had recently arrived on the station on Soyuz MS-17.  The subsequent parachute and braking rocket assisted landing of the Soyuz MS-16 crew capsule was made at 0254 GMT on 22 October on the Steppes of Kazakhstan.

Soyuz MS-16 lands successfully. Courtesy: NASA TV

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