An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts returned to Earth in the International Space Station (ISS) following a six-month assignment in the distance, which started in the middle of this coronavirus pandemic.
American Chris Cassidy and Russians Anatoli Ivanichine and Ivan Vagner had abandoned the world without much fanfare in the Middle of this COVID-19 outbreak on April 9.
They were restricted for their training center near Moscow and bidding farewell with no audience, as their relatives had been permitted to attend their final press briefing.
They were united on 31 May by both Americans Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who produced the first manned flight from the private American band SpaceX. This mission marked the return of American transfers to the ISS following nine decades of disturbance in favor of Russian Soyuz rockets.
Before returning from his third assignment in the distance, 50-year-old American Chris Cassidy tweeted a photograph of blood samples to be obtained by astronauts during their stay on the ISS.
“What is the cost of returning to Earth? … 8 capsules of blood! The 7 revealed in this photograph were taken from the afternoon to be set in our freezer, and also the 8th will be obtained only before undocking,” he wrote.
“Mommy I am coming home,” tweeted Ivan Vagner, 35, whose initial assignment was on Wednesday. Anatoli Ivanichine was finishing her third assignment in space.