Astronauts Are Leaving the International Space Station

Katie Ramirez
October 4, 2019

When the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft arrived with three new crewmembers, this is not an everlasting set-up; a part of the reason there are such a lot of people in space right now has to do with the overlap in crew assignments.

Alexei Ovchinin of Russia, NASA's Nick Hague and Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) landed in Kazakhstan at 2 p.m. Moscow time (1100 GMT), Russian state space corporation Roscosmos said in a statement. Hague is completing his second flight in space, while Ovchinin is finishing his third space journey.

Almansoori is wrapping up an eight-day stay on the station that covered 128 orbits of Earth and 3.1 million miles.

On Sept. 25, Meir became the third Mainer, and first ME woman, to go into space when the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft carried her from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station. Six hours later, they began their 203-day mission on the station, orbiting Earth 3,248 times and traveling 86.1 million miles.

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During Expedition 61, crew members will install new lithium-ion batteries for two of the station´s solar array power channels through a series of spacewalks. Hague and Ovchinin flew together on an abbreviated mission in October 2018, cut short by a technical problem that triggered an ascent abort minutes after launch and a safe landing back on Earth.

Three Nasa astronauts, a European Space Agency crew member and two Russians remain aboard the orbiting lab to continue their work on hundreds of scientific experiments.

Mansoori has been active on Twitter where he shared photos of the UAE and Mecca - Islam's holiest site - from the space station.

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