The Canadian Space Agency has one of the better summary videos about Expedition 34/35’s return to Earth from the International Space Station. Watch CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield and his crewmates Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko climb into the Soyuz spacecraft, separate from ISS, and parachute down before getting extracted out of the amazingly small capsule that brought them safely home. Regarding Hadfield’s historic trip, CSA tweets:
144 days on the #ISS, 146 days in space, 2,336 orbits around the planet and clocked almost 62 million miles. What a ride!
— CanadianSpaceAgency (@csa_asc) May 14, 2013
They also conducted over 130 science experiments, a record amount for the Station.
Our gravity must feel strange after five months of floating.
So how many people are in space right now?
Bonus reading: The Darkest Dark and You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from ISS.
Also: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything.
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