Expedition 52 Trio Undocks from Station

ROSCOSMOS – Soyuz MS-04 Mission patch.

September 2, 2017

Job Well Done aboard the Space Station

Video above: Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer of NASA, bid farewell to the crew remaining on the orbital outpost, including NASA’s Randy Bresnik. Video Credit: NASA TV.

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer of NASA, along with Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, undocked from the International Space Station at 5:58 p.m. EDT to begin their voyage home. Whitson spent 288 days in space on this mission, and Fischer and Yurchikhin each completed 136 days in space.

Image above: The Expedition 52 trio undocked on time from the International Space Station inside their Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA TV.

The deborbit burn is targeted for 8:29 p.m., and will lead to a landing at 9:22 p.m. NASA Television coverage of deorbit and landing begins at 8 p.m.

Watch live coverage online at: http://www.nasa.gov/live

Keep up with the International Space Station, and its research and crew members, at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

Image (mentioned), Video (mentioned), Text, Credits: NASA/Mark Garcia.

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