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Oleg Kononenko
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David Saint-Jaques
Ann McClain
Ovchinin Alexey
Nick Hague
Christina Koch


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September 17, 2012.
Soyuz TMA-04M mission ends with precision landing!

At 06:52:53 AM, Moscow Time, the descent vehicle of Soyuz TMA-04M manned transportation spacecraft landed in the designated landing area to the North-East of Arkalyk in Kazakhstan. All the operations associated with the descent, search and landing of the descent vehicle went normally.

Russian cosmonauts Gennadi Padalka and Sergei Revin, NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba have completed their mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under the program of Expedition ISS-31/32.

Continuing to work onboard the space station is the crew of Expedition Thirty Three to the ISS: Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, US astronaut Sunita Williams and astronaut of the Japanese Space Agency Akihiko Hoshide.

At the Mission Control Center near Moscow (MCC-M), the work in support of the Soyuz TMA-04M de-orbiting maneuvers and re-entry, the search for the landed descent vehicle and evacuation of the crew from it was performed under the supervision of the State Commission (The Chairman is the Head of the Federal Space Agency V.A. Popovkin) and the Technical Management for flight tests of manned space systems (headed by President and General Designer of the S.P. Korolev RSC Energia V.A. Lopota).

During re-entry the flight was controlled by the Lead Operations Control Team (Flight Director is the First deputy general designer of RSC Energia V.A. Soloviev) working at MCC-M in cooperation with the specialists of the Air and Space Search and Rescue, other Russian organizations and services, as well as the US Mission Control Center in Houston.

The final descent and landing operations of the spacecraft were witnessed by the representatives of Roskosmos, NASA, Russian companies and organizations involved in the ISS program who were present at MCC-M.

After crew evacuation from the descent vehicle of the Soyuz TMA-04M, a press conference was held at MCC-M for the Russian and foreign mass media.

 

For information:

  1. RSC Energia is the prime manned space flight organization in the Russian rocket and space industry, responsible for the development of the ISS Russian Segment, its integration into the Space Station and its operation, including development and operation of the principal modules of the Segment (Zvezda, Pirs, Poisk, Rassvet, Nauka etc.), manufacturing, launch and operation of Soyuz TMA and Progress M spacecraft.
  2. The space mission of G. Padalka, S. Revin and J. Acaba lasted about 125 days.

 

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