US-Russian space crew lands safely in Kazakhstan

Posted at 10:32 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 11:11:02-04

An International Space Station crew has been greeted with extra precautions because of the coronavirus after landing safely in Kazakhstan after more than 200 days in space. The Soyuz capsule carrying NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka touched down on Friday in central Kazakhstan. Russian officials took stringent measures to protect the crew members amid the pandemic. The recovery team and medical personnel assigned to help the three out of the capsule had been under close medical observation for nearly a month and tested for the new virus. Morgan wrapped up a 272-day mission on his first space flight. Meir and Skripochka spent 205 days in space.