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Airline pilot spots astronauts returning to Earth

Update after we confirmed the image below shows the Soyuz spacecraft returning to Earth Captain Wijker sent us this message: Just reflecting on what I saw; watched like millions of others many times animated footage of space capsules returning to … Continue reading

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Soyuz undocking, reentry and landing explained

How does an astronaut return to Earth from the International Space Station? What does it feel like to re-enter the atmosphere? How does the Soyuz capsule function? Watch and find out. This video is based on an actual lesson delivered … Continue reading

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Soyuz departs from Space Station

Seen from the International Space Station, Luca Parmitano, Karen Nyberg and Fyodor Yurchikhin leave in their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft heading for Kazakhstan on Earth.

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Hatch is closed

Luca, Karen and Fyodor have left the International Space Station for their Soyuz spacecraft. They will now perform leak tests to make sure everything is airtight. Separation is set for 00:26

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Mission accomplished with more than 100 000 000 km flown

Mission control at Columbus Control Centre is ready for Luca’s return. Watch live from Sunday 20:30 CET and follow the landing via Twitter @esaoperations: We knew the day would come, Luca’s last day in orbit. Everything is go for the … Continue reading

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Super Luca: the proof

This entry was written yesterday by Volare mission director Roland Luettgens: Today we had our weekly crew conference with Luca and we had quite a list of topics to talk about. The crew conference is a weekly coordination between astronauts … Continue reading

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Scenes from life in space: part 3

Delays The delay of the Cygnus cargo shuttle reminds us that space companies are on the forefront of technological exploration and you cannot afford to take even the smallest detail for granted. Cygnus is also proof that the experience gained … Continue reading

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Luca and company

After the successful launch of Soyuz 36S at 20:58 GMT, the new expedition crew arrived after a short voyage at 2:48 GMT. The new and old crew had a warm welcome at 4:34 GMT and finished activities in the morning … Continue reading

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The sound of Luca’s Soyuz

What does a Soyuz launch sound like? The MP3 recording below was recorded from Baikonur as Luca, Karen and Fyodor rocketed into space. Thanks, Nadjedja!

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Contact confirmed, Soyuz 35 has docked with the International Space Station in only 5 hours and 39 minutes after launch.

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