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welcome to earth! 🌍earlier today, astronauts drew feustel and ricky arnold, and cosmonaut oleg artemyev returned safely from the international space station (@iss) after a 197-day mission spanning 3,152 orbits of earth and a journey of 83.4 million miles. they landed at 7:44 a.m. edt (5:44 p.m. in kazakhstan) southeast of the remote town of zhezkazgan in kazakhstan. swipe to see images of their landing and of the trip shortly after their return to earth. during their time in space, they conducted hundreds of experiments, welcomed five cargo spacecraft that delivered supplies, kept our orbiting laboratory fully operational, performed three spacewalks and much more. each day, humans live and work aboard the station conducting important science and research. their work will not only benefit life here on earth, but will help us venture deeper into space than ever before. image credits: nasa/bill ingalls #nasa #space #spacecraft #touchdown #landing #astronauts #crew #earth #home #return #soyuz #microgravity #laboratory #trip #travel #roscosmos #planetearth #science

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