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Tim Peake: It feels fantastic to be back on Earth

"It feels fantastic" to be back on Earth, said British astronaut Tim Peake as he arrived in Karaganda.

After returning to Earth in the Soyuz capsule, Major Peake, along with American Nasa astronaut Colonel Tim Kopra and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, were flown by helicopter to the Kazakh city where they were given gifts of bread and salt and a traditional Kazakh hat.

When they have received their gifts the trio will then go their separate ways, Major Peake taking a plane to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, Colonel Kopra heading for Houston, Texas, and Mr Malenchenko travelling to Star City, near Moscow.



Timelapse shows SpaceX rocket successfully landing at sea

NASA has released footage of the unmanned rocket SpaceX Falcon 9 making a third successful return to earth in under two months.

The timelapse footage from the onboard camera shows the rocket journeying back to earth and landing on an autonomous drone ship at sea.

SpaceX are testing ways to recycle boosters to lower launch costs, opening space to more people.

NASA is currently one of SpaceX's largest customers and uses the rocket to fly cargo to the International Space Station with the aim of sending astronauts next year.

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