View Full Version : Expedition 7 Ready to Return

2005-Sep-08, 07:22 AM
SUMMARY: The crew of Expedition 7, American astronaut Ed Lu and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, and ESA astronaut Pedro Duque are set to return to Earth later today in their Soyuz capsule. If everything goes as planned, the capsule will land in Kazakhstan Tuesday morning at 0241 GMT (9:41 p.m. EST Monday). Controllers are hoping for a smoother return flight than last time, when a computer error sent the crew of Expedition 6 went 400 km off course and had a bit of a rough landing. Russian engineers believe they have the problem under control, and the astronauts are trained to override the computer if the Soyuz goes off course.

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