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December 15, 2017
Astronaut Randy Bresnik, Citadel graduate, returns to Earth after 4.5-month stay in space
Col. Randy Bresnik, a 1989 Citadel graduate, landed back on earth Thursday morning after spending 139 days in space aboard the International Space Station. "I was in my office last week and received a phone call. The caller ID said outer space," said retired Col. Tom Clark, who served in the Marines with Bresnik. "Knowing Randy Bresnik, it doesn't surprise me at all that he's risen to the pinnacle of our profession."Bresnik and two other astronauts landed safely in a space capsule in Kazakhstan around 3:30 a.m. EST. NASA tweeted a short video of Bresnik raising his arms triumphantly as he sat atop the capsule. "He is a model of what The Citadel strives to be," Clark said. "We focus on our three core values of honor, duty, and respect...he brings all of those together."
Broadcast on: WCIV-TV 4 (Charleston) - Online
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December 15, 2017
Astronaut, Citadel grad Randy Bresnik returns from ISS
After a five-month whirl around the Earth and three space walks, Citadel graduate and International Space Station commander Col. Randy Bresnik landed safely in Kazakhstan early Thursday. NASA announced the return saying Bresnik and two other astronauts who came back with him opened a new chapter in the scientific capability of humanity’s premier microgravity laboratory. A photo showed Bresnik with his arms hoisted as he was helped from the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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December 15, 2017
Citadel Graduate Returns to Earth from International Space Station
What a ride it has been for a Citadel graduate! Commander Randy Bresnik tweeted out a goodbye to the International Space Station. While you were sleeping, he made the roughly 225 mile trip back down to earth after 139 days in space. It was a textbook touchdown for that group of astronauts after landing safely back on earth early Thursday morning. Bresnik is the first graduate of The Citadel to fly in space. He has been the commander of the International Space Station since July.
Broadcast on: FOX News - Online
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