- Press Release
- August 9, 2022
A Russian Welcome Home for the Crew Members of Expedition 39
Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, NASA Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio and Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) were greeted in a traditional ceremony at the airport in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, on May 14, a few hours after landing in their Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft in Kazakhstan near the town of Dzhezkazgan.
The footage includes interviews conducted with Mastracchio before he began the trip back to Houston.