posted 10-10-2005 08:31 PM
Soyuz TMA-6 landed safely not long ago!
Details at: http://spaceflightnow.com/station/exp11/status2.html
0121 GMT (9:21 p.m. EDT Mon.)
A medical tent will be set up near the capsule in which the crew can change out of its launch and entry suits. Russian technicians will open the module's hatch and begin to remove the crew, one by one. They will be seated in special reclining chairs near the capsule for initial medical tests and to provide an opportunity to begin readapting to Earth's gravity.
0120 GMT (9:20 p.m. EDT Mon.)
The landing point is 41 degrees North and 67 degrees East.
0119 GMT (9:19 p.m. EDT Mon.)
A recovery team flying aboard a convoy of Russian military helicopters have landed nearby Soyuz to begin assisting the crew out of the capsule. The spacecraft touched down and remained vertical, unlike past missions in which capsules have tipped over.
0117 GMT (9:17 p.m. EDT Mon.)
The Soyuz's nighttime re-entry below the International Space Station provided quite a sight for the Expedition 12 crew now living aboard the orbiting outpost.
"Thanks for the great fireworks show. We had a wonderful view," the space station's new commander, Bill McArthur, just radioed Houston.
0112 GMT (9:12 p.m. EDT Mon.)
The recovery forces report they have visual contact with the Soyuz and say the capsule has landed upright.
0110 GMT (9:10 p.m. EDT Mon.)
TOUCHDOWN CONFIRMED! The Russian Soyuz TMA-6 capsule has landed in north-central Kazakhstan, capping the six-month voyage of Expedition 11 commander Sergei Krikalev and flight engineer John Phillips aboard the International Space Station and the 10-day adventure of tourist Greg Olsen.