The Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-13 with international crew embarks on the return trip


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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft with three astronauts on board separated from the International Space Station (ISS) to undertake the return trip to Earth.

“Separation confirmed,” reported an engineer from the Space Flight Control Center.

The international crew that must return to Earth in the Soyuz MS-13 ship is made up of the Russian Alexandr Skvortsov (Roscosmos), the Italian Luca Parmitano (ESA) and the American Christina Koch (NASA).

The Russian astronaut Oleg Skrípochka and the Americans Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan remained aboard the IEE.

According to forecasts, the recoverable capsule of the Soyuz MS-13 ship it will land around 9:13 GMT about 147 kilometers southeast of Zhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.


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