Soyuz MS-24 crew returns to Earth

JEZKAZGAN: The first Belarusian participant in space flight Marina Vasilevskaya, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, and NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara returned to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS), according to the Russian News Agency TASS.

The crew returned from the station on board the Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft, which landed southeast of the Kazakh city of Jezkazgan. Rescuers headed to the descent vehicle to help the crew members get out.

O’Hara arrived at the ISS in September 2023 aboard the Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft, while Novitsky and Vasilevskaya arrived at the ISS on March 25 this year aboard the Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft as part of a two-week visit.

When the Soyuz MS-25 was launched into low Earth orbit on March 23, Vasilevskaya became the first citizen of Belarus to reach space. On Earth, Vasilevskaya works as a flight attendant for Belavia Airlines.

Source: Emirates News Agency