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Main » 2013 » November » 17 » Russian Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft landed completing orbital torch relay.

Russian Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft landed completing orbital torch relay.
On November 11, 2013 at 02:50 UTC the Russian "Soyuz TMA-09M” landing capsule landed safely at a distance of 147 kilometers to South-East from the city of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.
The spacecraft delivered to Earth the 3 members of ISS’s Expedition 37 – Russian cosmonaut Fjodor Yurchikhin, American astronauts Karen Nyberg (left) and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano (right).
They spent in space 166 days, 06 hours, 17 minutes.
Packed safely away in the "Soyuz TMA-09M” spacecraft was an Olympic torch that was launched on November 7 with another three-person crew and carried outside the station on November 9 for a spacewalk. Olympic organizers plan to use the torch in the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Six other ISS crew members – Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy, American astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, American astronaut Richard Mastracchio and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata remained in orbit aboard the International Space Station as the Expedition 38 crew.

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