ISS Crew Land Safely in Kazakhstan
The crew of the International Space Station, Oleg Kotov, T.J. Creamer and (Twitter Star) Soichi Noguchi safely landed their Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft in the highlands of Kazakhstan yesterday, wrapping up their stay aboard the ISS. Kotov was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked from the station's Zvezda module on Monday. The station is now occupied by Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko. A new trio of Expedition 24 flight engineers – NASA astronauts Shannon Walker and Doug Wheelock and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikin – will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on June 16 aboard the Soyuz TMA-19.