Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Tuesday, 5/13/2014

Soyuz leaves ISS for Earth


MOSCOW — A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts has undocked from the International Space Station and is headed for earth.

The capsule separated from the orbiting space lab at 2:36 a.m. Wednesday (2236 GMT Tuesday) as the station was about 260 miles above Earth. It is to land on the steppes of Kazakhstan about three hours later.

The astronauts returning after 188 days aboard the space station are Japan’s Koichi Wakata, Russian Mikhail Tyrin and NASA’s Rick Mastracchio.

Video feed sent by NASA reported no problems with the undocking.

Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev and American Steve Swanson remain on the ISS.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories