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Expedition 16 Landing
04.21.08
JSC2008-E-035420 -- Peggy Whitson + View high-resolution image

JSC2008-E-035420 (19 April 2008) --- NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Expedition 16 commander, waves to a crowd of well wishers from the top of the airplane steps as she arrives at Chkalovsky airport, Star City along with Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (out of frame), flight engineer and Soyuz commander; and South Korean spaceflight participant So-yeon Yi (out of frame). Whitson, Malenchenko and Yi landed their Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft on April 19, 2008 in central Kazakhstan to complete 192 days in space for Whitson and Malenchenko and 11 days in orbit for Yi. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


JSC2008-E-035401 -- Expedition 16 Soyuz TMA-11 Lands + View high-resolution image

JSC2008-E-035401 (19 April 2008) --- Steve Lindsey (left), chief of NASA's astronaut office, and Michael Suffredini, International Space Station program manager, examine a map of central Kazakhstan as they receive information at the Arkalyk airport April 19, 2008 on the landing of the Expedition 16 crew in the Soyuz TMA-11 capsule. The Soyuz made a ballistic landing, touching down more than 400 kilometers short of the intended target, but the crew reported by satellite phone to recovery forces that they were in good shape. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls