Space Stations

Soyuz Crew Lands in Kazakhstan

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
September 12, 2015
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Soyuz Crew Lands in Kazakhstan
Soyuz Crew Lands in Kazakhstan.

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying Expedition 44 Commander Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineers Andreas Mogensen of the European Space Agency and Aidyn Aimbetov of the Kazakh Space Agency (Kazcosmos), returned safely to Earth on Sept. 12 with a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan.
Padalka completed 168 days in space since launching in late March, boosting his all-time record total of time in space to 879 days on five flights. Mogensen and Aimbetov spent eight days in space as part of the crew that brought a fresh Soyuz spacecraft to the complex. Following landing the crew was greeted with a traditional ceremony.

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