Oleg Novitsky, Thomas Pesquet returning from ISS

Oleg Novitsky, Thomas Pesquet returning from ISS

Belarus-born cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky is returning to Earth on June 2. About two o'clock in the afternoon, Union MS-03 successfully undocked from the ISS. The capsule is going to land at 17.10 Minsk time, according to ballistics experts. 

The French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is returning together with Novitsky.

Their space mission lasted 197 days. During the stay on the ISS, the crew carried out a program of scientific and applied research and experiments, supported the ISS work capacity and further equipped the station. 

The cosmonauts are expected to land in Kazakhstan. 

Their relatives, colleagues and numerous journalists are waiting for them in Moscow's Center of Flight Control.