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June 11, 2015

The descent module of Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 42/43 crew made a successful landing 148 km to the South East of Dzhezkazgan (Kazakhstan). The touch-down occurred at 16:43 Moscow Time. The crew consists of Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, as well as NASA astronaut Terry Virts.

The manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz TMA-15M built by RSC Energia was launched to the ISS using Soyuz-FG launch vehicle on November 24, 2014 from the Baikonur launch site.

Until the arrival of participants in the next expedition to the ISS, the station will be manned by the crew consisting of Gennady Padalka (Roscosmos), Mikhail Kornienko (Roscosmos) and Scott Kelly (NASA).

Image – Bill Ingalls/NASA

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