Manned Soyuz TMA-03M Departs ISS

The manned Russian Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station today, July 1st 2012, at 04:48 UTC as they prepare to return to Earth.

Expedition 31 crew members Oleg Kononenko, Andre Kuipers and Don Pettit having spent 194 days in Space are returning home today with their de-orbit burn to slow them down and exit Earth’s orbit set for 07:19 UTC and their landing in Kazachstan at 08:14 UTC.

Expedition 32, the next increment of crewed operations on the Space Station officially began when this Soyuz TMA-03M undocked.

Source: NASA Television

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