ISS-65 mission


ISS-65

ISS crew:

Commander -
Tomas Pesquet

Flight engineers:
leg Novitskiy
Petr Dubrov
Mark Vande Hei
Robert Shane Kimbrough
Megan McArthur
Akihiko Hoshide
Anton Shkaplerov
Yulia Peresild
Klim Shipenko


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May 14, 2013
The mission of Soyuz TMA-07M is accomplished.
The crew of R. Romanenko, T. Marshburn and C. Hadfield are back on Earth!

At 06:31, Moscow Time, the descent vehicle of Soyuz TMA-07M manned transportation spacecraft landed in its designated landing area to the South-East of Jezkazgan in Kazakhstan. All the operations associated with the descent, search and landing of the descent vehicle went normally.

Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, NASA astronaut Thomas Marshburn, and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield have completed their mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under the program of Expedition ISS-34/35.

At the Mission Control Center near Moscow (MCC-M), the operations in support of the Soyuz TMA-07M de-orbiting maneuvers and re-entry, the search for the landed descent vehicle and evacuation of the crew from it were performed under the supervision of the Head of the Federal Space Agency V.A. Popovkin and the Technical Manager for flight tests of manned space systems, 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 representatives of Roskosmos and foreign space agencies, Russian companies and organizations involved in the ISS program who were present at MCC-M.

Currently continuing their work onboard ISS until the next Russian manned spacecraft arrives is the ISS-35/36 crew consisting of: Russian cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin, US astronaut Christopher Cassidy.

After crew evacuation from the descent vehicle of the Soyuz TMA-07M, a press conference was held at MCC-M for Russian and foreign mass media.

 

For reference:

  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 R. Romanenko, T. Marshburn and C. Hadfield lasted about 146 days.

 

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