Soyuz MS-04

Three crew members are gearing up for their return to Earth Saturday night aboard the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft, set for a blazing entry through Earth's atmosphere for a parachute-and-rocket-assisted landing maneuver in South-Central Kazakhstan. Returning from the International Space Station are fifth-time space flier Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA Astronaut Jack Fischer, and NASA's Peggy Whitson who is coming home after 289 days spent in space, holding the overall NASA record for career time in space.

Launch: April 20, 2017Mission Updates
Mission Duration: 136 Days (MS-04)Soyuz MS Spacecraft
Docking Port: PoiskSoyuz FG Launch Vehicle
Return to Earth: September 2/3, 2017Fyodor Yurchikhin
Hatch Closure: 18:40 UTCJack Fischer
Undocking: 21:58 UTCPeggy Whitson
D/O Burn: 00:28:54 UTC (279sec, 128m/s)Photo Galleries
Landing: 01:22 UTCVideo Galleries
Landing Site: 148 km S-E of DzhezkazganISS Expedition 52