Science and Exploration

Soyuz MS-13 Floats Back To Earth

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
February 6, 2020
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Soyuz MS-13 Floats Back To Earth
Soyuz MS-13
NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft is seen as it lands in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.
On board were Expedition 61 crew members Christina Koch of NASA, Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Koch returned to Earth after logging 328 days in space — the longest spaceflight in history by a woman — as a member of Expeditions 59-60-61 on the International Space Station. Skvortsov and Parmitano returned after 201 days in space where they served as Expedition 60-61 crew members onboard the station.

Expedition 61 Soyuz Landing (NHQ202002060006) Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls) Larger image

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