Sunday, November 28, 2010

Soyuz TMA Spacecraft Returns Expedition 26 Crew Home November 26, 2010


Undocking plus 3 hours
Landing minus 23 minutes
Soyuz reaches Entry Interface -- 400,000 feet in altitude -- 31 minutes after the deorbit burn.

Undocking plus 3 hours, 8 minutes
Landing minus 15 minutes
Parachutes are commanded to deploy. Two Pilot Parachutes are deployed, the second of which extracts the Drogue Chute. The Drogue slows the spacecraft's descent from a rate of 755 feet per second to 262 feet per second.

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More photos and articles about Soyuz TMA spacecraft are on NASA's Soyuz Pages.


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