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Main » 2009 » October » 11 » SoyuzTMA-14 undocking and landing (with Video).


SoyuzTMA-14 undocking and landing (with Video).
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The Russian SoyuzTMA-14 spacecraft with Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and space tourist Guy Laliberte aboard undocked from the International Space Station at 01:07 UTC on October 11, 2009.

The Russian commander, a NASA astronaut and a famous tourist returned to Earth at the same day, touching down on the steppes of Kazakhstan inside their parachute-equipped descent capsule at 04:31 UTC.

Padalka and Barratt were the members of both Expedition 19 and Expedition 20 to the ISS. They spent in space 198 days and 16 hours.

Laliberte, the founder of the internationally renowned Cirque du Soleil, paid about $35 million for his 11-day journey to space. U.S. plans to scrap its space shuttle and the expansion of the ISS crew to six personnel means that Laliberte will be the last space tourist for the next few years, as the Russian Soyuz spacecraft will be the only vehicle for human flights to and from the ISS.

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