December 16, 2013
(27 April 2012) --- The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft departs from the International Space Station and heads toward a landing on April 27, 2012. Inside the Soyuz, NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander; along with Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov, Soyuz commander, and Anatoly Ivanishin, flight engineer, were looking forward to putting their feet on terra firma for the first time in more than five months onboard the station, where they served as members of the Expedition 29 and 30 crews. At the time of this photo the two spacecraft were over the northwestern Pacific Ocean. With the aid of sun glint, ice floes can be seen clearly.
Topics: Environment, Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Soyuz-T, Expedition 29, Soyuz TMA-22, Soyuz TMA-21, Expedition 30, Soyuz TMA-2, Daniel C. Burbank, Soyuz, Soyuz programme