国际空间站3名宇航员安全返回地球 ISS Crew Returns Safely to Earth

两名俄罗斯人和一名美国人在国际空间站度过将近6个月后返回地球。

星期四清晨,一艘俄罗斯联盟号飞船载着阿尔特米耶夫、斯科弗尔特索夫和斯旺森在哈萨克斯坦草原上安全着陆,在此数小时前,这3名宇航员结束了在国际空间站上将近半年的使命。

接替他们的是俄罗斯宇航员苏拉耶夫、美国宇航员怀斯曼和德国宇航员格斯特。格斯特属于欧洲航天局。

另外3名宇航员定于本月晚些时候进驻国际空间站,其中包括爱琳娜·谢洛娃,她将成为第4位进入太空的俄罗斯女性,也是1997年以来的第一位。  

Two Russians and an American are back on Earth after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station.

A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying Oleg Artemiev, Alexander Skvortsov and Steven Swanson parachuted safely onto the steppe of Kazakhstan early Thursday morning, several hours after ending a nearly six-month mission aboard the ISS.

They have been replaced by a new three-person crew, including Russian cosmonaut Max Suraev, American Reid Wiseman and Germany's Alexander Gerst, a member of the European Space Agency.

Another three-person crew is scheduled to arrive at the orbital outpost later this month.  The crew will include Elena Serova, who will be the fourth Russian woman to fly in space and the first since 1997.