Following undocking from the ISS at 0757 GMT, 4 October 2018, the Soyuz MS-08 craft, carrying Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and NASA Astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, began its circa two and a half hour de-orbit procedure, followed by a final de-orbit burn at 1051 GMT. The Descent Module of the Soyuz craft touched down in Kazakhstan at 1145 GMT bring to an end an 197-day mission to the ISS.
The departure of these three personnel from the ISS, marks the beginning of Expedition 57 for the remaining three crew on-board. this Expedition will be slightly different form its predecessor as the Soyuz MS-10 mission planned for 11 October, will only be carrying two new members to replenish the crew. This is due to a decision by Roscosmos to reduce their personnel commitments to the ISS whilst they focus on the much delayed Nauka module.