3 astronauts set to return on Earth abroad Russian spacecraft


Saint-Jacques' recovery is first and foremost on the minds of Canadian Space Agency officials.

"Despite experiencing typical postflight symptoms like nausea, he is well", agency spokeswoman Marie-Andre Malouin wrote in an e-mail.

"In descending, the force of gravity is strong".

Saint-Jacques, who has a wife and three small children, had previously reported that looking forward to meeting with his family again.

He added that when the parachute opens before landing, "there is a big movement like a pendulum, left to right, and the landing is a crash like a auto accident".

NASA described the landing as "perfect" when at 10:47 PM capsule landed in Kazakhstan.

In a press release issued by the USA space agency, during their mission the three orbited Earth 3,264 times and travelled 88,430,555 miles.

The next residents to arrive at the space station - Andrew Morgan of NASA, Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) and Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos - will launch aboard Soyuz MS-13 on July 20 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and join Expedition 60 after a six-hour flight.

Meanwhile McClain, a native of Spokane, Washington, conducted two spacewalks that clocked in at a total of 13 hours and 8 minutes, the agency added.

Expedition 59 Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques is carried to a medical tent shortly after he, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko landed in their Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on June 25, 2019, Kazakh time.

When Saint-Jacques was removed from the capsule, he raised his thumb up.

He told reporters that he knows about the physical challenges that await him after six months in weightlessness, which include circulation problems, muscular aches and pains and become more than a long spine, which will return to its normal state. Congratulations on a remarkable job on board he International Space Station (ISS) during six months.

In the next few months, the returning crew members will undergo a number of tests, as scientists continue to study how microgravity affects the human body.

Beyond the muscle and balance issues, it's likely Saint-Jacques could suffer from a type of reverse motion sickness Dr. Kuyumjian dubs "Earth sickness".

They escaped unharmed but the failed launch was the first such incident in Russia's post-Soviet history and a new setback for the country's once proud space industry.