Astronauts return safely from ISS

Astronauts return safely from ISS

(WAFF) - Three members of the Expedition 54 crew from the International Space Station are back on Earth.

NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, plus cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, landed safely in Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

NASA gave the following mission information in a press release:

Their time on station marked the beginning of the first long-term increase in crew size on the U.S. segment, enabling NASA to double the time dedicated to research and achieve a record-setting week of research that surpassed 100 hours. Highlights from this research include investigations into the manufacturing of fiber optic filaments in microgravity, improving the accuracy of an implantable glucoses biosensor, and measuring the Sun's energy input to Earth.

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