Soyuz TMA-15M landing – highlights
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, NASA astronaut Terry Virts and Russian commander Anton Shkaplerov landed in the Kazakh steppe after a three-hour ride in their Soyuz spacecraft 11 June 2015. They left the International Space Station at 10:20 GMT at the end of their six-month stay on the research complex.
Soyuz TMA-15M braked from the Station’s cruising speed of almost 28 800 km/h and entered the atmosphere six hours later. The small descent module separated as planned and parachutes deployed to slow the vehicle down even more.
The module fired retrorockets moments before landing and springs in the moulded seats reduced the impact of hitting the steppe at 13:44 GMT. Teams were on hand within minutes to help them out.
Welcome home, Paolo!
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👏👏👏👏🙏🙏 Gott segne euch 👏
Why she seems so weak. Hope she gets speedy recovery though.. ❤️
Awww, this is so beautiful. I wish I could be one of them.
Ridiculous. Primitive. Until we utilize advanced technology in propulsion and artificial gravity, real space travel of any duration is impractical.
She can move her arms eaisly but she cant move her legs eaisly ,l would expect that she cant move her arms eaisly.
I am so amazed. They are my heroes. I'm always crying when I realize how strong they are.
Nice 👍! 🇧🇷.
It's like being born again.
Ms./Mrs.Samantha 😍 i'm your number 1 fan! 😍
I'm from Philippines
Russian technology is simple but robust.
que ojeras q traen 😢😢😢