Changing of the guard at the International Space Station

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Expedition 61 comes to an end at the International Space Station, and, with the arrival of the new expedition, new names appear in the foreground of space exploration. The members of Expedition 62 depart for the Earth’s orbit.

Until now it was Luca Parmitano, a member of the European Space Agency (ESA), who was in charge of the expedition leading the IEE projects, the Expedition 61. But during the February 5 delivery ceremony, the Italian delegates the IEE command to the Russian engineer Oleg Skrípochka, from Roscosmos.

Parmitano and his team will leave the station on a Soyuz ship on February 6th to land at approximately 09:12 UTC in the southeast of Kazakhstan, near Zhezkazgan. So what NASA has reported on your website

On the other hand, Skrípochka will depart in the company of Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan, both of NASA, the same day at 05:15 UTC in what will be the Expedition 62 of the IEE.

The International Space Station is a common project among five space agencies: NASA (USA), Roscosmos (Russia), the European Space Agency, the Canadian Space Agency and the Japanese Space Exploration Agency.



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