NASA Audio File

Expedition 24 Crew Lands Safely In Kazakhstan
09.27.10
 
Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov, NASA Flight Engineer Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko landed safely on the steppe of Kazakhstan on Sept. 25 following goodbyes and undocking from the space station.  The landing was originally planned to take place on Sept. 24, but was delayed for 24 hours due to an apparent problem with the Poisk module docking mechanism. Skvortsov, Caldwell Dyson and Kornienko completed almost six months in space following their launch on April 2 and docking on April 4. They are shown being assisted by Russian personnel into reclining chairs to begin their adaptation to gravity after being extracted from their capsule in Kazakhstan. 

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NASA Flight Engineer Tracy Caldwell Dyson

Cut 1 - 00:07 - “The actual events didn’t disappoint.  I wouldn’t say it wasn’t what I expected, it was more than what I anticipated.”  
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NASA Flight Engineer Tracy Caldwell Dyson

Cut 2 -00:08 -“I don’t think any of us were really ready to let go of the station. The ISS is a wonderful place to be and quite a privilege.”
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NASA Flight Engineer Tracy Caldwell Dyson

Cut 3 - 00:16 - “Everyday looking out of the window, at the…you can get quite emotional looking out there, because no…no picture you take, no…no  picture you draw can ever really capture what you are seeing and the magnitude of it, and we are so blessed to be there. “
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