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Expedition 30 Landing
| April 27, 2012
Posted on 04/27/2012 10:23:31 PM PDT by Selene
The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft carrying Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin lands in Kazakhstan on April 27, 2012.
TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Russia
I did not see this on any news station. This is wild. God bless them. I'm glad they made it.
posted on 04/27/2012 10:23:34 PM PDT
Pretty sad that landing with a parachute into the dirt of Earth from deep space is beyond what we’re capable of at the moment. I know of at least one instance when Soviet Cosmonauts smacked into the Earth at terminal velocity because the parachutes failed.
My speakers just went Russian. WTF?
posted on 04/27/2012 11:12:10 PM PDT
We have more pressing needs at the moment. Healthcare, “unequalization”, racism, capitalism....We need to fix these before we spend money on silly space./s
posted on 04/28/2012 1:01:19 AM PDT
(President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
True, but would the results be much different if Astronauts smacked into the ocean at terminal velocity because the parachutes failed?
posted on 04/28/2012 3:21:07 AM PDT
( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
I know of at least one instance when Soviet Cosmonauts smacked into the Earth at terminal velocity because the parachutes failed.
Yeah, but I know of at least one instance when American Astronauts smacked into the upper atmosphere at terminal velocity because the left wing on their gliding-return spaceship failed ...
Back to the Future
Sorry. Never sure which size to select. That's Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank on the left.
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