Expedition 38 Crew Begins Final Week on Station
With an eye toward their upcoming departure aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, Expedition 38 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers Mike Hopkins and Sergey Ryazanskiy performed leak checks on the Sokol launch and entry suits they will wear during the journey back to Earth. The commander also spent some time gathering up items to be packed inside the Soyuz. The three are scheduled to undock from the station March 10 at 8:04 p.m. EDT aboard their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft and land southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan at 11:26 p.m. (9:26 a.m. March 11, Kazakhstan time). They arrived at the space station back on Sept. 25 less than six hours after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.