For Returning Space Flyers, a Fur Chair and an Apple

When returning to

When a Soyuz touches

American astronaut

"I'm really

Traditionally, space

A quick check-up


"The Russians

More thorough

"When they get

After they return

Most astronauts stay in

A welcome

Soon after their

Caldwell Dyson and

Each also got a

During the news

"I thank you,

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Mike Wall
Senior Space Writer

Michael Wall is a Senior Space Writer with and joined the team in 2010. He primarily covers exoplanets, spaceflight and military space, but has been known to dabble in the space art beat. His book about the search for alien life, "Out There," was published on Nov. 13, 2018. Before becoming a science writer, Michael worked as a herpetologist and wildlife biologist. He has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Sydney, Australia, a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Michael on Twitter.