Asta, Sept 3: A Soyuz capsule carrying three Intertiol Space Station (ISS) crew members has safely landed on time in Kazakhstan on Sunday, according to SA. Russian Fyodor Yurchikhin and Americans Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson, members of 52nd expedition to the ISS, landed at 7:21 am, near a remote area in Dzhezkazgan, reports Efe news. Minutes after the spacecraft landed, the three astrouts underwent routine medical check-ups.
Three ISS astrouts land in Kazakhstan
The record-breaking Whitson on Saturday completed a total of 665 days in space during her career, more than any other American astrout. Fischer and Yurchikhin both spent 136 days aboard the ISS. Russian cosmout Sergey Riazanski (Roscosmos), American Randolph Bresnik (SA) and Italian Paolo Nespoli (European Space Agency), remain on the ISS, to be joined by three others on September 12. (IANS)