New Delhi: Commander Tim Kopra of NASA, Flight Engineer Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) and Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, who are a part of Expedition 46 and 47 aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has finally landed safely in Kazakhstan at 10:15 am UK time.
After a seven-hour return journey from ISS, the three crew members successfully undocked themselves from Soyuz TMA-19M and then immediately sent for medical examination.
The three astronauts returned to Earth after completing 186 days in space, since their launch in space in December 2015.
The US space agency NASA is doing live coverage from the undocking process to their eventual landing in Kazakhstan on its website's live TV.
Tim Kopra handed over command of the ISS to his NASA colleague Jeff Williams.
Expedition 48 will begin aboard the station under Jeff Williams’ command. Williams and his crewmates Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, will operate the station for three weeks until the arrival of three new crew members.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are scheduled to launch July 6, 2016 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
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