SPACE AND ASTROUNATS
Here on earth, everything is messed up. Fighting between the countries, refugees fleeing their countries and going away hoping to find a shelter, to live in a safe place. Natural disasters happening all around us like the very recent one Harvey; the hurricane that made many Americans homeless and devastated.
Aside from all this chaos, there are some people up there, working in their own silence and peace. Peace was in the sky for the astronauts who just came back home (the earth).
Two Americans and a Russian return to Earth after missions on the International Space Station, 250 miles above us.
Three astronauts, including the first female commander of the International Space Station, have landed safely in Kazakhstan.
Peggy Whitson one of the crews, has now spent a total of 665 days in space during her career, more than any other American astronaut.
Her mission began in November and lasted 288 days. Ms.Whitson; 57, and a biochemist, was supposed to come back to earth earlier but she couldn’t resist staying longer to do some more experiments in space. She has spent a total of 638 days in space doing experiments on different issues like cancerous lung tissue and bone cells.
While in space she has had many spaces walking too. When coming back she said she missed pizza and her husband. In an interview on Monday, she had described the work as "one of the most gratifying jobs I've ever had".
She told Reuters: "I am working on paying forward some of the advice and mentoring that I received on my journey in hopes that one day those young people will do the same and look back on a life in which they leaped at the opportunities and broke their own records."
She landed with crewmates Jack Fischer of NASA and Fyodor Yurchikhin of Russian space agency Roscosmos just before 2.30am UK time. Mr. Yurchikhin has logged 673 days in space over five missions and Mr. Fischer has done 136 days. They both flew to the ISS in April.
The station's new commander Randy Bresnik said that, with their departure, the outpost was losing 1,474 days of spaceflight experience- four years and two weeks, he added.
"We are in your debt for the supreme dedication that you guys have to the human mission of exploration," he told them.
By looking at their pictures either taken in the space or here on earth you see how happy and content they are. Working there in peace for humanity and even when they are back home they try to appreciate what they have and missed.
let's hope the same peace and quite existing in the sky happens someday here on earth.