Soyuz undocking, reentry and landing explained

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    How does an astronaut return to Earth from the International Space Station? What does it feel like to re-enter the atmosphere? How does the Soyuz capsule function? Watch and find out. This video is based on an actual lesson delivered to the ESA astronaut class of 2009 (also known as the ) during their ESA Basic Training. It features interviews with astronauts who have flown on the Soyuz and dramatic footage of actual landings.

    Produced by the ESA Human Spaceflight and Operations (HSO) Astronaut Training Division, Cologne, Germany, in collaboration with the HSO Strategic Planning and Outreach Office, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, with special support from Roskosmos.

    Narration Voice: Bernard Oattes

    Technical Experts: Stephane Ghiste, Dmitriy Churkin (HSO-UT)

    Content Design: Stephane Ghiste, Dmitriy Churkin, Raffaele Castellano, Matthew Day (HSO-UT)

    Animation \u0026 Video Editing: Raffaele Castellano (HSO-UT), HSO-K

    Project Coordination: Matthew Day, Stephane Ghiste, Dmitriy Churkin (HSO-UT)

    Special thanks to:
    Martin Schweiger (Orbiter software: orbit/ )
    Nikita Vtyurin, Andrew Thielmann (Orbiter Soyuz model)
    Lionel Ferra (HSO-UT)
    Oleg Polovnikov (HSO-UT)
    Frank De Winne (HSO-A)
    Paolo Nespoli (HSO-A)
    Antonio Rodenas Bosque (HSO-UT)
    S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia
    Aerospace Search and Rescue Service of the Russian Federation

    Parachute footage: Cambridge University Spaceflight

    Surfer footage: copyright Red Bull Media House

    Footage from inside Soyuz capsule courtesy of RSC Energia has limited rights:

    a) These data are submitted with Limited Rights under Agreement among the Government of Canada, Governments of Member States of the European Space Agency, the Government of Japan, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the United States of America concerning co-operation on the civil International Space Station.

    These data may be used by the receiving co-operating agency and its contractors and subcontractors, provided that such data shall be used, duplicated or disclosed only for the following purposes, which are related to the Cooperating Agency Space Station Program for ISS:
    1) Use for ESA astronaut training
    2) Use for educational purposes
    These data shall not be used by persons or entities other than the receiving Cooperating Agency, its contractors or subcontractors, or for any other purposes, without the prior written permission of the furnishing partner state, acting through its cooperating agency.

    b) This notice shall be marked on any reproduction of these data in whole or part.

    Also watch:
    Journey to the ISS Part 1: The launch sequence explained

    Watch Part 2: Soyuz rendezvous and docking explained

    Captions available in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Romanian (with thanks to Alexa Mirel) and Spanish. Click on the CC button to switch between languages.

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    1. Lone Wanderer

      Mean while modi planning to send future Indian astronauts to sun. His game plan send during night and during cloudy and during raining so that rocket wouldn't melt.😂😂😂😂

    2. Lex 679

      What do you do with someone who died in there

    3. Adriana Luna Gutierrez

      Hola! Buen día! Pará todos! Que interesante video todo explicado bastante bien realmente me gustó mucho! Podría hacerles una petición. Es el único video que he visto subtitulado al español y realmente me gustó mucho. Podrían hacer más videos así para entender mejor y apreciar lo importante que es el trabajo de los astronautas y la estación Internacional etc. En sí el trabajo de todos. Saludos!

    4. Rajkumar Vishwakarma

      Good morning everyone sirs this is simpl work lal mitti because earth is best good planet this red planet very simple work okkk

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    6. R3MYxp

      Imagine forgetting something important in space and you have to turn around mid flight and go get it 😂

    7. Arisu Aozora

      First 30 seconds my mom thought im watching porn.

    8. Kurt McComas

      What if they hit a plane?

      1. Kurt McComas

        @max5250 but what if they did?

    9. Srikala Samantula

      Respect those's really un beatable nd well experienced moment....we want to pray for that's our responsibility guys...

    10. Skylark Empire

      I will be up in space and will be preety damn scared to come back!

    11. MIDZY

      I love NLname algorithm

      1. European Space Agency, ESA

        Thanks for stopping by!

    12. Batortor

      So if we want to be successful at something, we unconsciously doing math or science, the two subject we don't want to do st school

    13. Faridul Bhuyain

      masa allah nice allah ho akbar

    14. Dendy 002

      1:14 🛰🛰🛰Kazakhstan🇰🇿🇰🇿🇰🇿🇰🇿🇰🇿🇰🇿🇰🇿

    15. Roblox 플레이어❶

      them: this is crazy me: looks fun

    16. X

      Russians are the dominant power when it comes to rockets and space stuff.

    17. Ferdinand Acaylar Jr


    18. Sasha Taylor

      12:50 to my directioners out there

    19. MrCoolSmoovie

      Shoutout to the ESA for being active in the comments for 7 years

      1. European Space Agency, ESA


    20. debjyoti banerjee

      What a video...beautifuil..

      1. European Space Agency, ESA

        Glad you liked it

    21. Oleg's karabucha

      5he funny thing is about the rehabilitation process upon landing. Have a read about one of the very firsts landing in USSR, when cosmonauts have landed in taiga in a winter (-30 degree C) and a rescue team where searching for them for 3 days, and they had to stand up, make a hat, burn a fire. That was hard core.

    22. This page is deleted

      My claustrophobia post this video ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    23. Janitha Senamalie Perera

      Oh my God ❤️

    24. Shaf

      I like how ESA replies to comments even after 7 years

    25. Revan

      Astronaut explains how he's tumbling to the atmosphere encased in a sphere of burning plasma. "It was really interesting." 😂

    26. Marcus Saar

      Ur voice has too much bass.

    27. e lwanga

      plot twist: the astronauts were reading newspapers to know how earth has been of recent

    28. Daniel D

      Lol BADABOOM!

    29. UsteupidU

      Amazing brief, amazing engineering echievement, amazing crew land and the space, for short everything is amazing about all space operations.

    30. Mark Goddard

      I can explain it far better: go up, stay up, come back. How is that?

    31. David Power

      balls of steel

    32. Phó Cơ

      Thank you esa.

      1. European Space Agency, ESA

        You are so welcome! Thanks for watching!

    33. Cutting edge Tech, Songs,Movies Space exploration

      Outdated Soyuz technology

    34. Tigh Gunderson

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    35. Jan Knijnenburg

      Tnx, Very interesting video!

      1. European Space Agency, ESA

        Glad you liked it!

    36. Rohit Sharma

      Love it thanks for a best information

      1. European Space Agency, ESA

        Our pleasure!

    37. john brown

      ? what metre do I need to go to speak all listen space station ham radio im new on radio, 73

      1. European Space Agency, ESA

        Thanks for your message. You can learn more here:

    38. Joanna Irani

      Wow... amazing spectacular and terrifying too. Hats off.... wow.

      1. European Space Agency, ESA

        Thank you so much 😀

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    40. Old Skool

      I Wish

    41. Seela smol honeydew

      Love it beautiful I can’t believe us humans did all this,I am so amazed that all this work for one landing I did not think I would now feel so much better watching this video if I could drop 100000000000000000000 likes on one video this would be the video just amazing I feel like human kind has evolved.(I don’t know what to say)

    42. Lie Steven


      1. Kirosana Perkunos

        I think you will find that this is ESA

    43. Dhakshin G

      Why does the ESA only hire astronauts rarely?. I know you guys are hiring now between 2020 and 2021, but that only allows a few. You guys have only hired 4 times in 40 years!?

    44. Pandian Kaliamurthy

      For every successful launch and reentry, so many people sacrifice their day and night to make it flawless. The entire mankind is bowing before them.

    45. GOPI NATH

      I just felt. I went to space and successfully landed.

    46. Joy In The World


    47. John Heavner

      Ocean landing vs ground?

    48. maitlynti lyngkhoi

      A tales of excitement and scary landing.

    49. Rodrigo De Pablo Becerra

      Es algo increible , como entran a la tierra

    50. Jose Barrientos


    51. Hierdi Purnama

      Ba Da Boom 💥

    52. harika g v s

      Oh my difficult for landing..amazing vedeo

    53. Jorge Magalhães

      A great respect for Russians!

    54. Astronaut_OI_

      I have a question : Could you please suggest us books that help us to be an astronaut ?

      1. Astronaut_OI_

        @European Space Agency, ESA thanks 🌹

      2. European Space Agency, ESA

        Our website is a good place to start:

    55. KamiCB

      rip Brian jay

    56. agam upadhyay

      In this COVID-19 , You guys are safe in space, although you won't be able to see the tears and pain on earth From there.... Anyway education is the best weapon against all odds 👍

    57. Роман Гарбузюк

      which music on the background

    58. Роман Гарбузюк

      which music on the background?

    59. Nicholas Dispenza

      I Love Russian people they are just like us Americans they live and love life and fear God and love a good drink and a laugh and a sweet kiss from the wife to a Welcome Home

    60. Mahroof mp Madathil

      Subhanallahi vabihamdihi.. subhanallahi aleem..🤲🤲🤲

    61. Rajini sankar

      Love it..

    62. danny notofconcern

      8:40 Burn too little and you can careen into deep space. Burn too much and you'll drop into the earth like a warhead. Rocket science is a complicated business.

    63. Mm Singh

      And I feel unsafe in an airplane

    64. Lam rof (ዐምደ ኣሕዛብ)

      Come on, in this day an age, there has got to be a better way.

    65. David Ferree

      Guy in little pressurized vessel getting sucked down so fast into the atmosphere that the heat of the reentry starts burning his window, making the cabin darker. Comments: “So it was very interesting.“ 🤦🏻‍♂️😳

    66. You can do it!

      2:47 Found Wally

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    68. Edbutt

      Mankind is a clever animal, brilliant work.


      Wow 😲😲 amazing journey 👍👍

    70. Gurjot Kaur

      space pollution and air pollution when parts arr released.

    71. Anderson Pyaban

      very interesting....

      1. European Space Agency, ESA

        Glad you think so!

    72. الأنصاري Mazin Alansari مازن

      This is very advanced...God bless you all.

    73. indiana146


    74. Pineapple!

      Truly amazing science, from space, re entering the atmosphere until reach the ground..

    75. Alikindo Diseño


    76. Vito Pérez

      Es una gran pena que la ESA no colabore más con ROSCOSMOS . Europa se está quedando muy atrás.


      Is all Beautiful 🤩

    78. redsky106

      Too claustrophobic for me ,sitting cramped in to that tight space,

      1. Abel A

        Which is why SpaceX changed the entire game, much more spacious now

    79. Ishan Jha

      The only thing i knew before coming here is that the module cathes fire on reentry.. Thanks to this video that now i know there are a hell lot of other maneuvers that are performed to land the module safely. India is also thinking of sending people to space. Lets hope for the best..

    80. chibuikem livinus

      That's quite incredible... Respect to all who made science this wonderful.

    81. Reginald Mc Nab

      15:50 ribbon parachute! German World War II invention. Well done Germany!

    82. Richard

      Very interesting documentary. It’s been a long while that i saw something on NLname that grabbed my interest like this. And also an amazing feat of engineering that Russia has accomplished. It’s quite ironic in respect to all the silly things we usually see from Russia; Car crashes, trucks powered by donkeys, big women carrying tree trunks, old huts where the people live in, etc.. If they put all this rocket science level intelligence in their country it may actually make that image go away.

      1. European Space Agency, ESA

        Thanks so much for watching, Richard!

    83. Gopi Pandit

      One of the most fascinating journey that human have ever travelled.... I'm eagerly waiting it to open for normal public...(even though my bank balance does not support this)😂

    84. tjs4

      8:30 Who is this man, please?

      1. Eu

        steve buscemi

    85. maxxiiful

      Is Paolo Nespoli cool or what? He finds terror interesting. When his craft was doing something unexpected, he thought it was just "confusing".

    86. Tasneem Ahmed Khan

      Welcome back to Earth.

    87. Helmi Fauzi


    88. Table

      Does it feel like you have a sinking feeling when you are descending into earth?

    89. Rabeya Basri


    90. John Bevegård

      hi great go johnb.

    91. jean luc graves

      Très beau reportage . Merci

    92. Guillaume Huet

      "Hmmm. I'm probably about to die. It's interesting!"

    93. Horacio Castro

      Mis respetos por su disciplina y valentía ...gracias por lo que aportan a la humanidad 💪👍🏻🙏🇨🇱

    94. Aceno

      I love Nespoli, instead of using the word scary, it’s always “interesting”😂

    95. Aslin Fire Safety

      Paulo’s reactions to extraordinary things are like Spock. “...Fascinating.”

    96. Catherine E-M

      Amazing. Anyone else out there who once had dreams of such, only to grow into an adult, riddled with anxiety and can barely get out of bed… and then remember and see these incredible people doing this ?!

    97. Antony Cordova


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    99. Carlos Marq

      So sad that there is not an outdoor camera on the capsule to watch the space during the fall !!

    100. wahyu angga