December 26, 2013
(22 Nov. 2011) --- This photograph, taken from the International Space Station flying approximately 220 miles above Earth, was captured by NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, as he visually followed the course of the Soyuz spacecraft carrying the Expedition 29 threesome of Mike Fossum, Satoshi Furukawa and Sergei Volkov toward their entry through the atmosphere. According to a Twitter message from Burbank, the Soyuz appears as a tiny streak near the exact center of the image. The orbital outpost was over a point near the southeastern Black Sea (bottom) looking generally northeastward over southern Russia/eastern Ukraine. A Russian Progress spacecraft, docked to the station, appears at the top of the frame.
Topics: Expedition 29, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Soyuz TMA-02M, Expedition 28, Expedition 30, Satoshi Furukawa, Soyuz