Passport for space!

Did you know that astronauts and cosmonauts, when returning from space, are met by a representative from their home space agency at the landing site in Kazakhstan with their passport? They require the passport because they immediately fly back to their home countries after landing.

Fun fact: Apollo 11 astronauts had to go through Customs when they came back from the Moon (with moon rocks and dust as declared cargo)! Read the story:http://www.space.com/7044-moon-apollo-astronauts-customs.html

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Credit: Canadian Space Agency’s Facebook Account