« After undocking from the International Space Station (ISS) in the early hours of the Tuesday, the Soyuz MS-23 capsule successfully landed in Kazakhstan. The re-entry into the atmosphere took place 120 kilometres from Earth, followed by the so-called ‘plasma regime’, where the capsule heats up due to friction to 1,300 degrees Celsius.
In the final phase of the descent, two consecutive parachute systems were deployed.
As can be seen in the footage, the three astronauts on board, although exhausted, were doing well. After an initial examination and interaction with the rescue teams, they were taken to a medical centre set up on site to be examined.
There they also took off their spacesuits and prepare for the journey home. US astronaut Frank Rubio will then be transported to the NASA centre in Houston for examinations and protocol procedures. Russian cosmonauts Sergei Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin will be taken to their training center near Moscow for the usual procedures. »