US astronaut gets used to Earth after record-setting 371 days in space

Asha Bajaj
2 min readOct 16, 2023
In this handout photograph taken and released by Roscosmos on September 27, 2023, Expedition 69 NASA astronaut Frank Rubio is helped by specialists after his landing in the Soyuz MS-23 capsule in a remote area near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

After spending more than a year in space, Frank Rubio now has to get used to that pesky thing Earthlings call gravity, https://phys.org/news/2023.

“Walking hurts a little bit the first few days, the soles of your feet and lower back,” he said at a news conference Friday at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

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