MOSCOW (AP) — After three missions in space, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev ran into trouble on Earth when he orbited a colleague on a dark road outside Moscow less than three weeks after returning from his last orbit. .
Russian space company Roscosmos said Artemyev did not see an employee of the Star City cosmonaut training center crossing the road late Monday.
It said in a statement Tuesday that Artemyev immediately provided first aid to the victim, Anatoly Uronov, who was hospitalized with several fractures. Roscosmos stressed that Artemyev was sober and immediately called the police and an ambulance.
On September 29, 51-year-old Artemyev returned from his third mission to the International Space Station, bringing his total time in orbit to 561 days.
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