NASA Astronaut Returns After Record Spaceflight

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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