Video: Soyuz reentry ride back to earth from inside the capsule

This weekend's return trip from the International Space Station with the Olympic torch in tow got us thinking about what that ride is like. It is a precise and cramped dance.

The European Space Agency posted this 20-plus minute video about how astronauts return from the International Space Station to Earth.

The video explains the entire procedure, from undocking from the ISS to what it feels like during reentry.

View never-before-seen footage from inside the capsule. Warning: It is not for the claustrophobic.

The video explains how the Soyuz is able to make small adjustments as it falls to maintain its trajectory. A former astronaut shares his impressions from a previous flight and explains what the experience is like.

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