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This Is What Astronauts Actually See on Reentry

Ever wondered what astronauts see when they return from the International Space Station at the end of their mission, tucked tightly into a Soyuz space capsule? Well, it's this.


In this video, astronaut Mike Hopkins (Expedition 37/38 )—who returned to Earth back in March—shows you. The real fireworks start at 12:40.

Oh and just as a reminder, this is what the reentry rollercoaster that is Soyuz looks like on the inside:

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That looks like some scary shit right there!