Tuesday, November 20, 2012
International Space Station Expedition 33 Returns Home Safely on This Week @NASA
After handing over the reins of the International Space Station to NASA astronaut Kevin Ford, Expedition 33 Commander Suni Williams of NASA, Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, all of whom have been on the station since July 17, made a safe parachute-assisted landing in their Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Nov. 19, 2012 local time.
Expedition 34 crewmembers Ford, Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin will be joined onboard the station by Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, NASA's Tom Marshburn and Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency. Their arrival Dec. 21 will restore to six the number of people aboard the orbiting laboratory. Also, Plugged-In Students; Spot the Station; Curiosity Rover Update; Kepler Searches On; Make Your Moonbuggy; Young Astros; and more!