The Washington Post reports:
Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut landed in a remote area of Kazakhstan Wednesday after undocking from the International Space Station and flying back to Earth in a historic mission that came amid mounting tensions over the war in Ukraine.
The Soyuz spacecraft touched down under a parachute right on time, at 7:28 a.m. Eastern, and rescue crews descended on the capsule and erected a medical tent to assess the astronauts’ health before flying them home.
The landing marks the end of a triumphant mission for NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, whose 355 days in space set a record for the longest single spaceflight for an American.
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NEW: NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two cosmonauts returned to Earth from the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft that touched down in Kazakhstan. https://t.co/Wf97lelwFl
— Axios (@axios) March 30, 2022
— International Space Station (@Space_Station) March 30, 2022
Astronaut Mark Vande Hei goes down in the history books with the longest single flight by a @NASA astronaut with 355 days in space, beating Scott Kelly’s record by 15 days.
Here’s a look at the total time spent in space list 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/f1GEpSQSkK
— Will Robinson-Smith (@w_robinsonsmith) March 30, 2022