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Paolo after a rough ride back to Earth
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- Title Paolo after a rough ride back to Earth
- Released 24/05/2011 12:33 pm
- Copyright ESA - S. Corvaja, 2011
Paolo Nespoli and crewmates Catherine Coleman and Dmitri Kondratyev landed back on Earth, 24 May 2011, to conclude his 159-day mission to the International Space Station. Paolo had been serving as the flight engineer for Expeditions 26 and 27 since December.
Paolo’s MagISStra mission, the third long mission by a European astronaut on the Station, came to end at 04:27 CEST (02:27 GMT) on the steppes of Kazakhstan as the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft fired its retrorockets for a soft landing.