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[翻译]AS IT IS - US, Russian Astronauts Return After 6-Month Space Station Mission

来源:慢速英语   时间:2016-09-10 09:05:29

One American astronaut and two Russians landed safely in Kazakhstan Wednesday after spending nearly six months on the International Space Station.

在国际空间站呆了近6个月之后,一名美国宇航员和两名俄罗斯人周三安全降落在哈萨克斯坦。

The U.S. space agency NASA announced that American astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonauts Alexy Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka returned to Earth this week.

美国航空航天局宣布,美国宇航员杰夫·威廉斯(Jeff Williams)和俄罗斯宇航员阿列克谢·奥夫奇宁(Alexy Ovchinin)以及奥列格·斯克里波奇卡(Oleg Skripochka)本周返回了地球。

Their journey from the space station to Earth took about three and a half hours.

他们从空间站到地球的旅程历时约三个半小时。

Astronaut Jeff Williams has now spent more time in orbit than any other American. He has spent 534 days in space during four separate missions.

威廉斯目前比其他任何美国宇航员在太空停留的时间都要长。他在四项不同任务期间在太空累计停留了534天。

It is a Russian cosmonaut who holds the world record: Gennady Padalka has spent 879 days in space.

俄罗斯宇航员根纳季·帕达尔卡(Gennady Padalka)保持着世界记录,他在太空累计停留了879天。

NASA wrote about Jeff Williams’ experience at the space station. The U.S. space agency said Williams performed five space walks during his time there. During one of the space walks, Williams installed a station where commercial space flights can stop.

美国航空航天局写到了威廉斯在太空站的经历。美国航空航天局称威廉斯在太空期间进行了5次太空行走。在其中一次太空行走期间,威廉斯安装了一个可供商业太空飞行停靠的站点。

NASA said Williams played an important role in getting the space station ready for a private U.S. space industry – not just government-operated missions.

美国航空航天局称威廉斯在让空间站为私营美国太空产业做好准备中发挥了重要作用,它不仅仅是政府运作的太空任务。

Williams also commented on his experience on social media. He posted a picture of Earth’s outer atmosphere and wrote, "I will certainly miss this view!"

威廉斯还在社交媒体上讨论了他的经历。他发布了一张地球外层大气的图片并写道,“我肯定会想念这种景色的。”

Russian Anatoly Ivanishin took command after Williams left the station. The Russian cosmonaut remains in the space station with American Kate Rubins and Japan’s Takuya Onishi.

俄罗斯宇航员阿纳托利·伊万尼申(Anatoly Ivanishin)在威廉斯离开空间站后接管了指挥权。这名俄罗斯宇航员同美国的凯特·鲁宾斯(Kate Rubins)和日本的大西卓哉(Takuya Onishi)留在空间站。

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Words in This Story

cosmonaut – n. an astronaut in the space program of Russia or the former Soviet Union

mission - n. a job or project that someone is given to do

commercial - adj. related to or used in the buying and selling of goods and services

role - n. a part that someone or something has in an activity or situation

view - n. a way of thinking about something; the things that can be seen from a given area or place