Soyuz TMA-15 undocks in Moscow
Moscow. In adding another cap to mankind’s quest for knowledge, Russian manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-15, was undocked from International Space Station (ISS), Xinhua has informed from the Mission Control Center outside Moscow.
The spaceship, with three ISS crew members aboard, undocked from the station at 6:56 a.m. Moscow time (0356 GMT), the Mission Control said.
The spacecraft`s reentry vehicle is to land near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan at about 10:16 a.m. Moscow time (0716 GMT).
On board the spacecraft are Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and Canadian Robert Thirsk.
De Winne, 48, the first European commander of the ISS, has already transferred authority to NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams, and Romanenko officially handed over his duties to Maxim Surayev.
Williams and Surayev will work together on the ISS as members of the 22nd long-term expedition until they are joined by Oleg Kotov, Soichi Noguchi and T.J. Creamer, who are to be delivered to the ISS on board a Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft on Dec. 21.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- There will be earthquake if I speak on demonetisation: Rahul Gandhi
- Opposition observes 'black day' to mark one month of demonetisation
- Zee Media Exclusive: A reality check on public opinion on notes ban!
- Panel discussion on the decision of demonetisation
- Watch shocking visuals - Speeding car rams pedestrians in Kolkata, 3 killed
- Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech Reception: MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag attend lavish party — PHOTOS INSIDE
- Mongolia seeks India's financial aid, Chinese official media says it's 'insane'
- SC asks govt if demonetisation was confidential; to judge if policy unconstitutional
- Reliance Jio effect: Airtel offers free unlimited local and STD calls with 4G data at Rs 145
- OMG! Man punches Kangaroo in face to save dog – Watch video