3 astronauts return to Earth after a mission that lasted more than a year

2023-09-30 2023-09-30T16:29:33Z
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Arabia Weather - American astronaut Frank Rubio and Russian astronauts Sergei Prokopyev and Dmitry Petlin returned to Earth on Wednesday after spending more than a year in space, where Rubio set a record for the longest American space flight, and they landed in Kazakhstan via a Soyuz capsule after their original flight was disrupted. Due to a space accident; Which led to an extension of their stay.

The Russian space agency Roscosmos confirmed that Prokopyev and Petilin, the Russian astronauts, spent “ 370 days, 21 hours and 22 minutes in space , in the longest flight within the International Space Agency’s program.”

In turn, NASA confirmed the landing of the spacecraft, and said on the “X” platform, “Frank Rubio returned to Earth after 371 days .”

Why did the astronauts' journey last more than a year?

Answer: The three astronauts spent 371 days stuck in space; Their return process was delayed for six months. Due to an accident in their primary Russian spacecraft , “Soyuz MS-22,” where a leak occurred in the external circuit of its thermal control system last December 15, and this leak resulted in a decrease in pressure; For this reason, the unmanned Russian spacecraft " Soyuz MS-23" was sent to the International Space Station to retrieve the astronauts, and the crew of the Russian spacecraft "Soyuz MS-23" re-set a record for the duration of a single space flight, as they spent an exceptional period of time on the station. International Space News is more than a year old, according to Sputnik.

So far there are no plans for other year-long missions by NASA.

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Does a trip to space cost less than the cost of making a movie about it?

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Sources:

Asharq

.theguardian

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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