HATCHES CLOSED AND CREW HEADS HOME

Expedition 55 Commander Anton Shkaplerov (foreground) says farewell to his Expedition 54 crewmates inside the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft that will return them to Earth today.

Hatches have closed and the Expedition 54 crew trio heads home. Expedition 55 now starts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). At 2:58 p.m. EST, the hatch closed between the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft and the International Space Station in preparation for undocking. Expedition 54 crewmates Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA and Commander… Continue reading HATCHES CLOSED AND CREW HEADS HOME

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