As­tro­nauts re­turn from space sta­tion

The Scotsman - - NEWS DIGEST -

An Amer­i­can, a Rus­sian and the first per­son from the United Arab Emi­rates to fly into space landed safely yes­ter­day af­ter a six-hour flight from the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion.

The cap­sule car­ry­ing Nick Hague, Alexey Ov­chinin and Haz­zaa al-man­soori touched down on the steppe in Kaza­khstan in Cen­tral Asia at 3:59 pm lo­cal time, the im­pact send­ing a cloud of dust into the sky.

Al-man­soori, the first of two men cho­sen by the UAE to fly to the space sta­tion, re­turned af­ter an eight-day mis­sion while Ov­chinin and Hague are back af­ter spend­ing six months at the sta­tion.

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