Soyuz MS-06

An experienced Russian Cosmonaut and two NASA Astronauts are set for a parachute-and-rocket-assisted landing on the frozen steppe of Kazakhstan on Wednesday morning to cap a 168-day mission to the International Space Station. Returning aboard the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft are commander Aleksandr Misurkin, returning from his second long-duration space flight, and NASA's Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, closing out their first and third space missions, respectively.

Launch: September 12, 2017Mission Updates
Mission Duration: 168 DaysSoyuz MS Spacecraft
Docking Port: PoiskSoyuz FG Launch Vehicle
Return to Earth: February 27/28, 2018Aleksandr Misurkin
Hatch Closure: 19:50 UTCMark Vande Hei
Undocking: 23:08 UTCJoe Acaba
D/O Burn: 1:38 UTC (280 sec, 128m/s)Photo Galleries
Landing: 02:31:58 UTCVideo Galleries
Landing Site: 147km S-E of ZhezkazganISS Expedition 54