Watch Astronauts' Violent Return To Earth From Inside Their Space Capsule
The three-hour trip from the ISS is loud and surprisingly bumpy.
- Eliza Sankar-Gorton for HuffPost Science September 2nd, 2015
- Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/watch-astronauts-violent-return-to-earth-from-the-iss_55e71453e4b0aec9f355558e
If you think riding a rocket to the International Space Station makes for a bumpy ride, check out this new video showing what it's like to return to Earth after the mission is over.
The video, just published by io9, follows three astronauts from the moment their Soyuz capsule undocks from the ISS to what is considered a "soft" landing on solid ground in Kazakhstan. Although the capsule hits the ground at a speed of about 3 miles an hour, the term "soft" might not be the most accurate description...