Return to Earth this monday

Soyuz landing in 2012. Credits: NASA

Soyuz landing in 2012. Credits: NASA

After more than five months in space Alexander Gerst awaits one more epic journey before he arrives at his homebase: the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne.

Max, Reid and Alexander will  close the hatch to their Soyuz at 21:10 GMT on Sunday evening and undock at 00:29 Monday morning. They are expected to land at around 03:58 GMT. Alexander should be back in Cologne the very same evening!

Max will fly to Star City in Russia while Reid will leave for Houston, USA.

Read more about their journey on the ESA website: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Blue_dot/Alexander_s_rollercoaster_ride_from_space_to_Germany

 

Cologne. Credits: ESA/NASA

Cologne. Credits: ESA/NASA

 

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