Three crew members from International Space Station (ISS) The Russian spacecraft returned to Earth on Saturday (17) in Soyuz, the agency Roskosmos reported.
Soyuz MS-17 Kazakhstan Russian cosmonauts with Sergey Reznikov and Sergey Kud-Severkov and gave the Americans “a ride”.
Ship brought astronaut from there NASA Kate Rubinus. He, who is a microbiologist, was the first person to sequence DNA in space in 2016.
American astronaut Kathleen Rubins returned to Earth after seven months in space on April 17, 2021 – Photo: Irina Spector / GCTC / Roskosmos / Reuters
All three were at the space station since mid-October last year.
The mission was the last scheduled Russian flight carrying an American crew member, marking the end of a long dependency.
You America Preparations are to return to the ability to send astronauts to space on their own.
Last year, SpaceX became the first private company to send a crew to the ISS, which restored American capacity Juggling for the first time Since the end of the space shuttle program.
The $ 2.9 billion contract includes a prototype of the starship spacecraft, which is being tested at SpaceX facilities in southern Texas.