That’s a piece of Siberian tundra burning, but why? That’s no forest fire but what you see here is a landing site of Russian Soyuz spaceship.
Soyuz TMA-11 with a crew of 16 members returned to the on April 19, 2008 after spending about six month in the open space. It landed 420 kilometers far from where it was planned to land, but thanks God on a spot totally appropriate for such “visits”. The astronauts, both men and women, were more than exited to feel the ground, though, standing on it was too hard for them after spending so many days in the state of weightlessness, which is fun only for a couple of days and then turns to be a really awful thing to be in. The crew was warmly welcomed home, given flowers, kissed, hugged, and taken to the rehabilitation centers, where they will have a lot of recreation therapies of all kinds. A bunch of photo reporters were running here and there, taking photos of how this all was happening. If your kids still want to be astronauts, you can show them the pics, just in case.
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