US, Russian Astronauts Return After 6-Month Space Station Mission
One American astronaut and two Russians landed safely in Kazakhstan Wednesday after spending nearly six months on the International Space Station.
The U.S. space agency NASA announced that American astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonauts Alexy Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka returned to Earth this week.
Their journey from the space station to Earth took about three and a half hours.
Astronaut Jeff Williams has now spent more time in orbit than any other American. He has spent 534 days in space during four separate missions.
It is a Russian cosmonaut who holds the world record: Gennady Padalka has spent 879 days in space.
NASA wrote about Jeff Williams' experience at the space station. The U.S. space agency said Williams performed five space walks during his time there. During one of the space walks, Williams installed a station where commercial space flights can stop.
NASA said Williams played an important role in getting the space station ready for a private U.S. space industry – not just government-operated missions.
Williams also commented on his experience on social media. He posted a picture of Earth's outer atmosphere and wrote, "I will certainly miss this view!"
Russian Anatoly Ivanishin took command after Williams left the station. The Russian cosmonaut remains in the space station with American Kate Rubins and Japan's Takuya Onishi.
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1.space station 空间站
They've built another space station.
2.return to 返回
On his return to his homeland he finds his father working in the garden with a shovel.
3.the world record 世界记录
She broke the world record for the broad jump.
4.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
1.NASA said Williams played an important role in getting the space station ready for a private U.S. space industry – not just government-operated missions.
played an important role in 扮演着重要的角色
They played an important role in the Revolutionary War period and years leading up to it.
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2.NASA said Williams played an important role in getting the space station ready for a private U.S. space industry – not just government-operated missions.
get ready for 为...做好准备
It took her a long time to get ready for church.
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美国航空航天局（NASA）宣布，美国宇航员杰夫·威廉姆斯（Jeff Williams）与俄罗斯宇航员亚历克西·欧韦池因（Alexy Ovchinin）、奥列格·斯克利波奇卡（Oleg Skripochka）于本周返回地球 。
目前，杰夫·威廉姆斯是在太空停留时间最长的美国宇航员 。他的4次太空任务累积时间为534天 。
美国航空航天局提到了杰夫·威廉姆斯在太空站的日常 。该航天局称，威廉姆斯在太空作业期间，进行了五次太空行走 。其中一次太空行走时，他安装了一处供商业太空飞船停靠的站点 。
威廉姆斯离开太空站后，俄国阿纳托利·伊凡尼辛继续指挥空间站任务 。俄罗斯宇航员将与美国的凯特·鲁宾斯、日本的大西卓哉继续留在太空站 。