Soyuz MS-17 Return

On Saturday, April 17th at 12:55 am, the Soyuz MS-17 capsule touched down on the steps of Kazakhstan after a 6 month long mission to the International Space Station. This is the second capsule in a flurry of four manned capsule events happening at the International Space Station, which started with MS-18’s launch and continued to this mission.

The capsule brought down two cosmonauts, Sergey Rhyzikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, and one NASA astronaut, Kate Rubins. Rhyzikov and Rubins were on their second missions while Kud-Sverchkov was on his first. 

All events all the way down to landing went off without a hitch, getting the astronauts to the ground safely, getting all astronauts and cosmonauts to the ground under the one parachute on the capsule. They are now getting their final checks and going through rehab to readjust to gravity on Earth.