After a historic One-Year NASA mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Expedition 46 crew is back home. On Tuesday at 11:26 PM EST, the crew landed in a remote town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. The crew conducted almost 400 investigations beneficial for NASA and the humanity. There’s a research project that “examined fluid shifts that occur when bodily fluids move into the upper body during weightlessness.” Studying these shifts, link to “visual changes and a possible increase in intracranial pressure,” is vital for space exploration.
One-Year NASA mission crew – in photos
Beautiful view of Soyuz spacecraft as it drifts back to Earth.
NASA’s one-year mission crew pictured from left to right: (Left to right) Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko, Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA.
Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos, who joined the crew aboard ISS on September 4, 2015, is carried into a medical tent.
Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos gives a thumb up sign.
Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA is the first American astronaut to spend a year in space.