Three ISS Crew Returning Home Tonight – UPDATE

Three ISS Crew Returning Home Tonight – UPDATE

UPDATE, Sept. 10, 2013, 11:00 pm EDT:   Soyuz TMA-08M landed as expected at 10:58 pm EDT (8:58 am September 11 local time at the landing site in Kazakhstan).

ORIGINAL STORY:  Three International Space Station (ISS) crew members undocked from the space station at 7:35 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and are on schedule to land at 10:58 pm EDT.

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and two Russian cosmonauts, Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin, are returning home in their Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft.  They arrived at the ISS on March 28.   So far the landing is going according to plan.   They will land in Kazakhstan, which is 10 hours ahead of EDT, so the local landing time will be 8:58 am September 11.

Three ISS crew members — NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin — remain aboard the space station awaiting three new colleagues who are scheduled for launch on September 25.  The new crew members are NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy.

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