Ambassador Tefft Congratulates U.S.-Russian ISS Crew on Successful Completion of Mission

Ambassador Tefft:

“I am thrilled to see that astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov have safely returned to Earth this morning.  Kelly and Kornienko spent a year aboard the International Space Station, conducting cutting edge research and development enabling future human exploration.

Over the last year, I have enjoyed their dispatches from above, including their amazing photos of Earth and their video greetings during the holidays.

Their teamwork, dedication and endurance helped them complete their mission.

While our governments may have differences, I am proud that Americans and Russians can still work together so closely on something so important.

Welcome home.”