ISS astronauts return to earth among US-Russia tensions

ISS astronauts return to earth among US-Russia tensions

ISS astronauts return to earth among US-Russia tensions

These astronauts have come back in a time when officials from Russia and the U.S. are investigating a mysterious hole in a Russian spacecraft on the space station.

Both Feustel and Arnold participated in dozens of educational downlink events while in space as part of NASA's Year of Education on Station, reaching more than 200,000 students in 29 states. The flight should take place in 2022 before or after India's independent manned space mission.

On the basis of Rogozin's NASA made a remarked, that the hole was not created intentionally or with any motives.

NASA issued a statement to limit speculation, after the Russian space agency Roscosmos "ruled out" a manufacturing defect.

After several months serving as Expedition 56 Commander aboard the ISS, Feustel was scheduled to land back to Earth on Wednesday. Rogozin said the commission's main line of inquiry was that the hole had been drilled deliberately, a position that has been voiced in the past.

But just because it doesn't appear to be a manufacturing defect doesn't mean that it wasn't accidental, and that so far indications suggest this was an isolated incident. The two leaders will meet for the first time in person on October 11 when Russia launches NASA Astronaut Nick Hague and Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin to the space station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The International Space Station program is tentatively planning a spacewalk for November to examine the hole from the outside.

Not only has he been working on board the International Space Station for months, but he's also been busy recording a song and music video.

In his interview, Rogozin also said there were problems in the relationship between Roskosmos and NASA - something he blamed on anti-Russian sentiment.

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