Soyuz TMA-17M departs ISS

On Friday Dec 11, 2015 the crew of Soyuz TMA-17M undocked from the ISS and plunged back to Earth closing a 141 day stay in orbit.

After the successful berthing of Orbital ATK Cygnus OA-4, Soyuz TMA-17M Commander Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren and Kimiya Yui from Japan departed the space station making a rare nightime landing in snowy Kazakhstan.

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Soyuz TMA-17M undocking from the Rassvet module

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Current configuration of the ISS after the departure of Soyuz TMA-17M.
Russian space engineers are now setting their sights on launching three fresh station crew members next Tuesday 15th to boost the lab’s crew back to six.

Source: Spaceflightnow.com

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