MOSCOW, December 14. /TASS/. Soyuz MS-05 with the crew heading for the Earth undocked the International Space Station and began the flight to the Earth, the Mission Control Center said on Thursday.
"Soyuz MS-05 with the long-expedition’s crew undocked the Station at 08:15 Moscow time," the Mission Control Center said.
At 10:45, the spacecraft will start a deorbiting burn. The Soyuz descent module is expected to reenter the atmosphere at 11:16 Moscow time and touch down southeast of Kazakhstan’s Zhezkagan at 11:38 Moscow time.
Three crew members will continue working aboard the ISS - Russia’s Alexander Misurkin and NASA’s Mark Vande Hei and Joseph Acaba.