Last Soyuz TMA-M class departs the ISS

On Sep 6, 2016, Soyuz TMA-20M departed the ISS bringing home NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka.

The trio will conclude 172 days in orbit, a busy expedition that included visits from Cygnus, Dragon and Progress supply ships, and the installation of an inflatable module made by Bigelow Aerospace.



imageThe crew closed the hatchway between the POISK module and the Soyuz capsule around 1842 GMT.

imageUNDOCKING. The Soyuz TMA-20M has separated from the space station.


imageA view from above the station.

imageSpace station showing the POISK module available for the next Soyuz mission.

imageRussian segment configuration after Soyuz TMA-20M departure.

The Soyuz TMA-20M landed in Kazakhstan at 0113 GMT.



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