Samantha Cristoforetti, the first woman astronaut in Italy's history, will land back on the Earth at 3:43 p.m. (CET time; 7:43 p.m. Kazakhstan time) on Thursday, June 11, after spending more than six months in outer space.
The news was reported to AGI, the Italian News Agency, by sources of NASA. The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft is expected to land in the Kazakhstan's deserted steppes, near the city of Dzhezkazgan, south of Karaganda. The spacecraft that will be carrying Samantha Cristoforetti, Russia's Anton Shkaplerov and the American Terry Virts, will undock from the Rassvet module of the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) at 12:20 p.m. CET time. The spacecraft is then expected to exit its orbit at 14:51 p.m.
and land shortly after. Cristoforetti and Virts will be greeted by the authorities after a quick on-site medical test and subsequently be flown on a NASA flight to the Houston Space Center. There Samantha will be submitted to a long rehabilitation process after more than six months spent in a gravity-free environment and will download all the scientific data collected.
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INC News, 08/06/2015 - via AK ZHAIK