Sunday, September 24, 2023

U.S., Russian space travellers return to Earth together

Nasa astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov shared a capsule on their flight back to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS).

Vande Hei logged a US space-endurance record of 355 consecutive days in orbit as he finished his second ISS mission.

It was Dubrov’s first space flight, while Shkaplerov was ending his rotation as the latest ISS commander, accumulating a total of 708 days in space.

There has been concern that tensions over the war in Ukraine may have an impact on the long co-operation on the ISS between Russia and the U.S. 

BIG Media
Our focus is on facts, accurate data, and logical interpretation. Our only agenda is the truth.

BIG Wrap

NASA awaits fiery return of asteroid Bennu samples

(BBC News) A seven-year mission to study what has been described as the most dangerous rock in the Solar System is about to reach...

Lavrov decries the West’s ‘empire of lies’ in UN speech

(Al Jazeera Media Network) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called the West an “empire of lies” and accused it of adopting a neo-colonial...