Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
3 astronauts touch-down after 6 months in space

By News Express on 18/06/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,428


A three-man crew, including British astronaut Tim Peake, landed in the Kazakh steppe on Saturday after completing a six-month mission at the International Space Station (ISS).

A three-man crew, including British astronaut Tim Peake, landed in the Kazakh steppe on Saturday after completing a six-month mission at the International Space Station (ISS).

A three-man crew, including British astronaut Tim Peake, landed in the Kazakh steppe on Saturday after completing a six-month mission at the International Space Station (ISS).

Peake, the first British astronaut on the ISS, Russia’s Yury Malenchenko and NASA’s Tim Kopra parachuted down to Earth in their Soyuz capsule at 0915 GMT after spending 186 days in orbit.

Video footage from the landing site, southeast of the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan, showed medics attending to the smiling men.

“It was incredible. The best ride I’ve ever been on,” Peake said. “It has just been fantastic, from start to finish.”

The 44-year-old former helicopter test pilot said he was looking forward to seeing his family.

“I’m going to miss the view,” he said, referring to his six-month stint in space.

The trio had blasted off into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in December.

At around 0215 GMT, they bid fairwell to NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin, who remain aboard the ISS.

Their Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft then undocked from the ISS, Russian space agency Roscomos said.

Peake’s mission has generated great excitement in Britain, where the government unveiled an ambitious new space policy on the eve of his departure for the International Space Station.

Peake’s time in space was marked by a number of milestones. In January, he became the first Briton to walk in space, undertaking a mission to replace an electrical unit.

In April he ran a marathon in space in record time, strapped into a treadmill while thousands ran the London Marathon.

Peake managed to achieve the fastest ever marathon in space by marking a time of three hours, 35 minutes and 21 seconds, setting a Guinness World Record.

The next launch of astronauts from the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled to take place on July 7.

It will take Anatoly Ivanishin of Russia, Kate Rubins of the United States and Takuya Onishi of Japan to the ISS. (AFP)

•Photo shows astronauts.

Source News Express

Posted 18/06/2016 5:00:50 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Sunny, hazy and cloudy weather expected across the...

Fidelity Bank donates N50m to Lagos State Security...

MMM boss, wife flee Nigeria

Lagos bus conductors to wear uniforms, badges

Indigenous doctors undertake medical mission to Bama

APGA candidate goes berserk at Abia tribunal after...

Corruption: Ensure adequate protection for whistle-blowers, stakeholders urge...

Dino Melaye alleges “mega corruption” in N167 billion...

Cross River acquires 200 waste bins, 20 evacuation...

EFCC restates commitment to combat corruption

Ghanaian President John Mahama points way to African...

Unprecedented mystery: Missing passenger plane with 239 people...

 

Latest News States owe N41bn in federal taxes Joint NASS panel fails to reach agreement on INEC budget 2019: Nigeria needs a job creator as President — Atiku Accused disappears without trace after arraignment in Lagos Senators to sponsor motion demanding judicial probe of NASS invasion Two kids found dead in soakaway pit in Kwara Abia medical doctors protest kidnap of colleague Court adjourns contempt case against INEC Chairman indefinitely EFCC, INTERPOL parley to fight human trafficking, migrant smuggling Eko DISCO moves to eradicate “crazy bills” Okowa gives December deadline for development of industrial parks U.S. Embassy may resume Abuja consular services after Eid-el-Kabir holidays

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (377,623 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (366,581 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (296,293 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (241,855 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (222,625 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,102 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (192,564 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (174,728 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (159,624 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (158,310 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (152,721 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,029 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,458) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (910) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (528) Features (634) Global Business Monitor (294) International (2,274) Interview (161) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (134) News (38,068) Opinion (1,059) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,062) Religion (816) Sports (1,647) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2-4 Highlights and Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement