Post Pulsar Post

June 2, 2010

“Pulsar” was the call sign given by Expedition 23 Commander Oleg Kotov to the Soyuz TMA-17 responsible for bringing them home. The following is a roundup of links to the landing for those that missed it.

Farewells and Hatch Closure
Useful video showing how the Russians K.I.S.S.

Undocking from the ISS
This video has several firsts for me. An occlusion of ‘da Moom’ by the Soyuz as it departs; followed by an orbital Moon Set as the ISS and Soyuz orbit round the curve of the Earth and a very wierd digital glitch that makes Pulsar look like it is leaking ‘smoke.’
The banter is good too!

The camera crews arrive at the landing site with some VERY trippy footage.

Sitting in State
At least the weather was better this time for the usual post landing presentation! Welcome home to Khazakstan and Earth: Oleg, T.J. Creamer and Soichi Noguchi.

Some captured images here:
Business End
Beautiful View
Moon Set
Smoking Hot
After a smooth (?) re-entry the Official NASA Photos by Bill Ingalls (Sequence of six.) First makes NASA Picture of the Day!

May I add my thanks to @geekygirlau, @bethbeck @charlesgalles and @ChrisAstro for their live tweets of the event. As, despite all my good intentions, I nevertheless managed to sleep through the re-entry!

This just in the Roskosmos Pictures

One comment

  1. Thanks for the shoutout. My best intention was to SLEEP through reentry, but sleep abandoned me. Instead, I shared reentry with sleepless space tweeps around the planet. How cool that we can be part of the space adventure live (complete with trippy video). Gotta’ love technology and social media…and SPACE, of course! 😀

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