A three-man crew will close out a 196-day expedition in orbit late Wednesday with a parachute-assisted landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan aboard the Russian Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Soyuz commander Anatoly Ivanishin, and flight engineer Ivan Vagner are set to undock from the International Space Station at 7:32 p.m. EDT (2332 GMT) Wednesday, followed a few hours later by landing at 10:55 p.m. EDT (0255 GMT).
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