Soyuz MS-03 Spacecraft Safely Returns back to Earth Expedition 51 Space Crew after 196-day Space Flight
Three Optolink's TRS-500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of the latest Soyuz modification, Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. A Russian cosmonaut and an astronaut from France? ), descending on board Russia's Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft returned from the International Space Station on Friday, 02 June 2017. Oleg Novitskiy of Russia's space agency Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet with the European Space Agency (ESA), safely soft-landed at 10:10 a.m. EDT (14:10 GMT or 8:10 p.m. local time) on the Kazakh steppes, on-target 147 kilometers from the town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan after nearly 196 day space flight.