28 September 2006

Safely back on earth

The Soyuz capsule streaks through the upper atmosphere
The Soyuz capsule streaks through the upper atmosphere toward the steppes of Kazakhstan
Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, Flight Engineer Jeff Williams and Spaceflight Participant Anousheh Ansari landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan Thursday at 9:13 p.m. EDT.

After landing
The Soyuz capsule after landing
NASA-TV showed crisp live video of Jeff, smiling, eating an apple, and talking on a cell phone, presumably to his wife, Anna-Marie, who is in Kazakhstan awaiting his return at Star City (some distance from the actual landing site).

We rejoice with thankfulness to the Lord that they landed safely and we'll post an update as soon as the World's Most-Traveled PyroManiacs reader phones home.

Jeff eats an apple
Jeff eats an apple

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striving... said...

I am glad they landed safely. Did they ever find out what was floating around up there? Glad they are safe on the ground.

Carla said...

Good news indeed - thanks for posting this more personal update.

donsands said...

Wonderful indeed. The Lord is good.

Thomas H.B. Slawson said...

Prikrasna! Slava Bogu!

Sharon said...

We watched the whole process live on NASA-TV from my desk, thankful to God for answered prayer for a safe return.

I hope you will allow him to be a "Guest Blogger" and regale us with some of his adventures as the "Most Traveled Honorary Pyromaniac!"

Hmmm, I smell a comic book cover parody in the works. . . .

Jonathan Moorhead said...

Wonderful - answered prayer.