12 The Space Capsule Lands In Kazakhstan

The Space Capsule Lands In Kazakhstan

Posted on November 24, 2011 by


The Soyuz TMA-02M capsule carrying three International Space Station crew members landed safely in Arkalyk, northern Kazakhstan. The astronauts stayed for over five months on board the ISS.

Pictured: Attending pesronnel is meeting the capsule.


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The three astronauts inside of the capsule.

They're being helped to get out of the capsule.

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12 Responses to “The Space Capsule Lands In Kazakhstan”

  1. Daniel says:

    I want a hat like the ones they are wearing!

  2. flik says:

    There are no “astronauts” in Russia, mind you.

    There are Cosmonauts and here´s one of them.

    • Archy Bunka says:

      Yeah, astronauts walk on the moon.

      • Foraan says:

        Did they now, or was it a good Hollywood production?

        We´ll see when a COSMONAUT or Taikonaut land there to see the alleged remains…

    • Hirsh says:

      “There are no “astronauts” in Russia, mind you.”

      Wrong, every time NASA astronauts travel to Russia there are astronauts in Russia :)

      Russians can call them whatever they want while they’re there, but they work for NASA and NASA says they are astronauts.

      • Hirsh says:

        I’ll add that Japan officially designates their spacefarers as astronauts too. So this flight was actually one Russian cosmonaut alongside two astronauts from NASA and JAXA.

  3. Archy Bunka says:

    Nice hats…

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

  4. Hirsh says:

    Nice recovery, but when will we finally learn the truth about the missing Cosmonauts?

  5. Hirsh says:

    Americans are astronauts, period. It doesn’t matter what country’s space vehicle they are traveling in. They are still astronauts.

  6. blob says:

    I saw them receive those hats on the NASA channel last week, pretty funny.

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