Russian Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and NASA Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy will undock their Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft from the ISS at 7:37 p.m. EDT on Sept. 10. “They are scheduled to land on the steppe of Kazakhstan southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan at 10:58 p.m.,” NASA said. “Their return will wrap up 166 days in space. They launched from Kazakhstan on March 29.”
Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos and his crewmates, Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, will remain aboard the station as a three-person crew for two weeks until the arrival of three new crewmates. NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy are scheduled to launch from Kazakhstan on Sept. 25.
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