I wish we could just all go to the MKS system and stick with it. Meters, kilograms, and seconds. And please can we straighten out if we mean years or yards, seconds or meters? I can see mixing up yards and meters, but time and distance seem more fundamentally different. I still can't figure out if the Soyuz really fires the soft landing rockets 1 second off the ground or 1 meter off the ground, which would be much less than a second. I find articles that say at 2 seconds before impact the rockets fire 0.8 meter above the ground and slow it to 1.5 m/s. That just makes no sense. It would go 0.8 meters in less than a second at 1.5 m/s. What happens the other half of the time?
Anyway, it doesn't matter because skidding for 25 *units*
But they made it back intact and I trust they all passed their physicals. Scott Kelly is probably nearly back to Houston already since he was due to fly straight back there after the flight surgeon cleared him. When the rescue crews extracted them from the capsule it was in the 20s, which I assume is degrees F in that article since 20s C wouldn't be so snowy. Texas is nice today, in the 70s. Fahrenheit. So welcome home, CDR Kelly!