Meir, along with fellow NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, with whom she served aboard the International Space Station, departed the station at 6:53 p.m. Pacific time and landed at 10:16 p.m. Pacific time in Kazakhstan, according to NASA.
After post-landing medical checks, Meir was scheduled to board a NASA plane for a flight back to Houston.
Meir’s spaceflight included her participation in the first three all-woman spacewalks along with fellow NASA astronaut Christina Koch.
NASA said Meir made 3,280 orbits of Earth and traveled nearly 87 million miles.
Meir tweeted a few photos Wednesday of various locations across Earth, including a view from space of San Diego, focused on UC San Diego.
She wrote “Yesterday, @Space_Station flew over almost every place I’ve ever lived, ranging from Canada to France — all within 8 hours. Mother Earth’s way of calling me home?”
— City News Service
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