Soyuz MS-18 touchdown in Kazakhstan

Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky and spaceflight participants Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko have returned to Earth with a landing in Kazakhstan on Sunday, completing the Soyuz MS-18 mission. The three-person landing crew undocked from the nadir port on the Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) at 01:13 UTC. Landing occurred at around 04:36 UTC. Soyuz MS-18 launched and arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on April 9 with cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov, as well as NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei. On September 28, the spacecraft was manually relocated from the nadir port on Rassvet to the nadir port on Nauka. With the conclusion of this Soyuz mission, Novitsky will have completed his third spaceflight. For me, the 65th expedition to the International @Space_Station is the most intense in all three orbital flights. Today, I want to share with you the footage of the re-docking of the #SoyuzMS18 spacecraft from the Rassvet module to the #Nauka module. pic.twitter.com/VAqUJPMT8w — Oleg Novitskiy (@novitskiy_iss) October 13, 2021 Dubrov and Vande Hai will land aboard Soyuz MS-19 in March, as their seats will be occupied by Peresild and Shipenko for the return. The last Soyuz spacecraft to have a different landing crew than…

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Soyuz MS-18 touchdown in Kazakhstan

Updated: October 16, 2021 — 10:27 pm