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Luca is coming home

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Watch the Soyuz return flight from the International Space Station of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and commander Fyodor Yurchikhin: live coverage starts Sunday 20:30 CET, courtesy NASA TV.



ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has run over 30 experiments on the International Space Station, helped to dock three spaceships, kept his cool during two spacewalks and entertained us with his blogs and pictures of Earth from above – and now it is time for him to come home.

After almost six months on the orbital complex, Luca will return home in a Soyuz spacecraft together with NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and cosmonaut commander Fyodor Yurchikhin during the night of Sunday–Monday.

Starting from 20:30 CET follow their return trip through our atmosphere landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan.

20:30 CET - Hatch closure including a replay of the Expedition 37/38 change of command ceremony
00:00 CET Monday - Soyuz TMA-09M undocking
02:30 CET Monday - Soyuz TMA-09M deorbit burn and landing

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