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Plunging Over Niagara Falls In A Burning Barrel. And More.

From the blog post:

About two weeks before my return to Earth, I had a videoconference from the International Space Station with astronaut Scott Kelly who told me about his experience plunging over Niagara Falls in a burning barrel six months before. He was actually describing what his own ride home from the ISS ...

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Sounds like quite a ride in the capsule. Welcome back to earth. I'm glad you got a good breath of fresh Scottish air on your way home.

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Travelling in space in the Russian style always makes me think of Hans Solo, Harrison Ford's character in the Star Wars movie. An experience for the rough and tough and I admire them - you - for it!

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I was sitting on the edge of my seat as I devoured this post dear Astro-Ron. Thank you for sharing your vivid account of this amazing experience with us all and for choosing such pefect words ... to even make my hands and nose sweat as I read ! Everything you have sent from the ISS has been wonderful - thank you thank you and welcome 'home'.

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Thank's For Sharing With Us. I Watched The Entire Ride Home and I Was Worried A Bit About Sasha, He Looked Jolted and Leaning Like The Impact Hurt Him. Is He Ok? Again, Welcome Home.

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That was a wild descent. It would be interesting if you could share with us your experience from the Shuttle re-entry, as well, drawing analogies and differences with the Soyuz.

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You have nerves of steel, thanks for sharing.

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What a wonderful story. I appreciate the detailed description, the small details that one can relate to: wind, warm sun. I want to know more! How did it feel physically on the body feeling gravity? I can imagine feeling heavy, I always do stepping out of water. Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks very much, Ron, for sharing this experience. I've always been curious about what it's like to land in a Soyuz. I will miss your images and posts from space.

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I'm so glad you're home safe...though as I've said...sort of miss you flying over my head. Not only are you an amazing photographer but your writing has me sitting right next to you with its crystal descriptions. To paraphrase what we used to say in the 60s: "Write on, Ron!"

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When I was in Moscow Monday I read that the landing was ‘flawless’ except there was a communication ‘disruption’ which lasted several minutes. Did you lose radio contact with the ground?

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