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Mission

Expeditions 42/43 to the International Space Station

Launch site

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

Spacecraft

Soyuz TMA-15M

Launch

41s

Launch date

23 November 21:01 GMT (22:01 CET; 24 November 03:59 local time)

Launcher

Soyuz-FG

Soyuz TMA-15M
Soyuz TMA-15M

Docking

Six hours after launch at 02:49 GMT (03:49 CET)

Hatch opening

90 minutes after docking at 05:00 GMT (06:00 CET)

Return to Earth

Leaving the International Space Station at 11 June 2015 10:20 GMT (12:20 CEST)

Touchdown

Three hours after leaving the International Space Station at 13:44 GMT (14:44 CEST)

Mission duration

199 full days

Terry, Anton and Samantha
Terry, Anton and Samantha

Crew

Samantha Cristoforetti, ESA

Anton Shkaplerov, Roscosmos

Terry Virts, NASA

Samantha back on Earth
Samantha back on Earth

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