Astronauts come back – level 2

23-04-2021 15:00

One American and two Russian astronauts returned safely to Earth from a mission on the International Space Station.

The mission lasted 185 days and it included 2,960 orbits of Earth. It was 126 million kilometers long and the astronauts did many interesting experiments. Kate Rubins was a scientist and it was her second time in space. She studied bacteria and viruses, and she studied the effects of gravity on the heart.

A spacecraft with the three astronauts traveled 400 kilometers back home and it landed safely in Kazakhstan. After the landing, the astronauts needed to undergo a health check.

The cosmonauts will return to their training base in Russia, and Rubins will fly home to Houston, Texas, US.

Difficult words: orbit (when a spaceship travels around the Earth), gravity (the force which pulls things and people towards the ground), cosmonaut (a Russian astronaut).

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