Watching a Soyuz Cast Off


Soyuz TMA-09M Departs ISS

The Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft departs from the International Space Station's Zvezda Service Module and heads toward a landing near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Nov. 11, 2013 (Kazakh time).

Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Expedition 37 commander; along with NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, both flight engineers, are ending a five-and-a-half month stay at the space station where they served as members of the Expedition 36 and 37 crews.

ISS038-E-000019 (10 Nov. 2013) - high res (1.1 M) low res (63 K)

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