The Russian Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and completed its journey back to Earth with its three crewmembers on Thursday. The vehicle undocked at 05:14 UTC ahead of landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan around 08:38 UTC. The Soyuz returned ESA’s Paolo Nespoli, Randy Bresnik of NASA and Sergei Ryazansky of Roscosmos.
Soyuz MS-05’s homecoming – also noted as the End Of Mission (EOM) events – represented the conclusion of the 134th flight of a crewed Soyuz vehicle, which was conducted by the 60th launch of the Soyuz-FG rocket since it entered service in 2001.
That launch took place in late July, using the fast rendezvous technique that resulted in a successful docking at the MRM-1 module of the Station.
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It delivered a valuable payload of three humans set for a six month expedition on the orbital outpost.
Sergei Ryazansky – who commanded the Soyuz – carried out his role as Flight Engineer for Expeditions 52 and 53.
NASA’s Bresnik marked his second trip to space and his first long-duration mission, serving as Flight Engineer for the remainder of Expedition ...