American Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth after having spent 288 days on the International Space Station (ISS), becoming the first woman to spend the longest time in space, with 665 days in total over several missions.
The astronaut, head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), arrived on Earth aboard the Russian Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft in the company of Russian cosmonaut Fiódor Yurchijin and American astronaut Jack Fisher.
The Russian Federation Flight Control Center reported that the Soyuz MS-04 capsule with three IEE crew members landed successfully in the Kazakh steppe at 01:22 GMT . . .