Soyuz undocking marks start of Expedition 31

View of the ISS from Soyuz TMA-22 following undocking (credit: NASA TV)

View of the ISS from Soyuz TMA-22 following undocking (credit: NASA TV)

The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft has undocked from the International Space Station marking the end of Expedition 30 and the start of Expedition 31.

The Soyuz spacecraft separated from the ISS at 10:18 CEST this morning, on board are Dan Burbank, Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoli Ivanishin who have started their journey back to Earth. Oleg Kononenko is now officially commander of the ISS.

The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft is scheduled to land in the Kazakh Steppe at 13:45 CEST (11:45 UT).

 

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