ISS-61 mission

Main tasks


ISS crew:

Commander -
Luka Parmitano
Flight engineers:
Christina Koch
Alexandr Skvortsov
Andrew Morgan
Oleg Skripochka
Jessica Meir



Spacecraft Soyuz S-12 crew returned to the Earth

October 3, 2019

The crewmembers of manned spacecraft Soyuz S-12, which today had undocked from the International Space Station (ISS), successfully returned to the ground. The descending module carrying cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, astronaut Nick Hague and spaceflight participant from UAE Hazza Al Mansouri landed on October 3, 2019 at 14:00 Moscow time.

According to the ISS flight program at 10:37 Moscow time spacecraft Soyuz S-12 undocked from the station. All re-entry and landing operations went normally, the health status of the crewmembers is good. Manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 was part of the ISS from March 15, 2019.

During their stay on the International Space Station within the ISS-59/60 Expedition lexei Ovchinin (Roscosmos) and Nick Hague (NASA) performed a program of applied scientific research and experiments, maintained the ISS functional capability and outfitted it with equipment delivered by logistics vehicles. On May 29-30, 2019 Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexei Ovchinin and Oleg Kononenko performed an egress into space (EVA-46) having a duration of 6 hours 1 minute. Within the Test experiment they removed the exposing devices and took samples for assessment of possible microdamages of the station body, changed orientation of the pressure and deposition control unit, as well as removed unused cables and instrument units. The first astronaut of the United Arab Emirates Hazza Al Mansouri stayed onboard the ISS for eight days.





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