Soyuz MS-04 brings back crew including long stayer Dr Peggy Whitson from ISS safely

by | Sep 4, 2017 | International Space Station, NASA, Seradata News

SOYUZ MS-04 undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) at 2158 GMT on 2 September 2017 carrying NASA Astronauts Dr Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer and Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin for their return to Earth. SOYUZ MS-04 initiated its de-orbit burn at 0029 GMT on 3 September and landed successfully near the town of Dzezkazgan, Kazakhstan, at 0122 GMT.

Picking up some dust: last second braking rockets cause a cloud for Soyuz MS-04. Courtesy: NASA/Bill Ingalls

 

Astronaut Whitson has been in orbit for nearly two years in total with this stint lasting 288 days.

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