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Soyuz spacecraft touches down on Kzakh steppe with results of 195-day mission

Moscow, Sep 29 (EFE).- The Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft, which launched three Russian cosmonauts to the International Space Station in March, landed on the Kazakh steppe Thursday, the Russian space agency reported.

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov returned to Earth after a 195-day mission on the ISS in a landing that was broadcast live by Roscosmos.

The Soyuz MS-21 made landfall at 10:57 GMT, 148 kilometers from the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan.

“We feel good,” said the cosmonauts from the capsule shortly after landing.

During their stay on the ISS, the Russian crew members conducted over 50 experiments in space biology and physiology, space materials processing, cosmic ray physics and the development of advanced space technologies, according to Tass news agency.

The astronauts also activated a 3D printer and an electric vacuum oven while in space, the news outlet added.

The Russian team carried out several spacewalks and conducted technical maintenance and repair work on the orbital station. EFE


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