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  • Dan Goes to Kazakhstan

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    Four times a year, human beings plummet from outer space to land in the middle of Kazakhstan.

    Right now, crews serving on the International Space Station start and end their journeys in the central Asian country. When it’s time to come home, they strap in for a parachute landing in the middle of the spare and remote Kazakh steppe.

    To bring their crew members home, a small NASA team makes the trip from Houston to Kazakhstan. NASA’s Dan Huot filmed one such trip in June 2016 when NASA’s Tim Kopra landed with British astronaut Tim Peake and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko.

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    The "Space to Ground" web series, available every Friday, features a short wrap-up of the week's activities aboard the International Space Station that showcases the diversity of activities taking place aboard the world's only orbiting laboratory.

    If you have questions or comments, use #spacetoground to interact with us. You might just see them in one of our episodes!
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    • Space to Ground: Giving Thanks for a New Crew: 11/23/2016 - Duration: 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

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    • Space to Ground: Eyes on Earth: 11/10/2016 - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

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    • Space to Ground: Picture Perfect Landing: 11/03/2016 - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

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    • Space to Ground: Knock Knock: 09/30/2016 - Duration: 2 minutes, 20 seconds.

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    • Space to Ground: Launch Delay: 09/26/2016 - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

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    • Space to Ground: Be Cool: 09/16/2016 - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

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    • Expedition 50 Suits Up and Launches - Duration: 49 seconds.

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