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Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth

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Uploaded on June 26, 2019

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Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth

2019-06-26 - David Saint-Jacques and crewmates, Anne McClain (NASA) and Oleg Kononenko (Roscosmos), return to Earth after 204 days aboard the International Space Station.

Times provided are in Eastern time. (Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA)

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David Saint-Jacques is getting ready to leave the International Space Station.

After spending 204 days in space, it is now time to say goodbye!

The Soyuz is undocked from the Space Station. The trip to Kazakhstan will last about three and a half hours.

At 9:55 p.m., the deorbit burn.

Meanwhile, the recovery team is ready to welcome the astronauts.

At 10 km from the ground, parachutes deploy to slow the capsule.

The last stages of the descent are very physically demanding.

At 10:47 p.m., the Soyuz touches the ground.

The recovery team opens the hatch.

Welcome back to Earth, David!

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