NASA will televise the instant 3 astronauts return to Earth from the Global Area Station.
The group from Expedition forty five are expected to get there on Friday December 11 following 141 days in area.
Flight engineers Kjell Lindgren from NASA, Oleg Kononenko from the Russian Federal Place Company (Roscosmos) and Kimiya Yui from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Company will undock their Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft from the space station at four:49am (US time).
The astronauts’ return will be streamed throughout the day, and into the night, culminating to video of the landing and post-landing interviews.
Dubbed “the one calendar year mission”, the astronauts ended up sent to the station to assist research how to progress NASA’s journey to Mars.
The three joined Expedition forty four crew users to bring the Intercontinental Place Station whole to six.
The Intercontinental Place Station is a microgravity laboratory in which an international crew of six men and women dwell and function while orbiting the Earth every 90 minutes.
The station allows professionals to test new systems and research, not in a position to be tested on Earth.
The space station has been repeatedly occupied given that November 2000. In that time, much more than 200 individuals from fifteen nations around the world have frequented.
At the time of undocking on December 11, Expedition 46 will commence aboard the station underneath the continued command of astronaut Scott Kelly.
Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are spending a single calendar year in space — two times the common mission length — to supply scientists the opportunity to advance their information of the health-related, psychological and biomedical issues faced by astronauts during extended-period spaceflight.
Alongside with his crewmate Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos, the three-individual crew will function the station for 4 times till the arrival of three new crew associates in mid-December.
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