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The Mission

Rocket: Zenit 3SL
Payload: Spaceway 1
Date: April 26, 2005
Time: 0731:30 GMT (3:31:30 a.m. EST)
Site: Equator, 154° West, Pacific Ocean
Satellite feed: AMC 9, Transponder 17, Ku-band, 83° West

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Soyuz's fiery re-entry
A camera aboard the space station captured this extraordinary video of the Soyuz TMA-5 capsule plunging back to Earth. The descent module with the crew is seen flying onward while the discarded docking and propulsion modules are ripped apart in the atmosphere. (2min 21sec file)
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Expedition 10 undocking
The Soyuz TMA-5 capsule undocks from the space station's Zarya module to ferry the Expedition 10 crew back to Earth. (5min 02sec file)
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Expedition 10 farewell
The Expedition 10 crew says farewell to the new space station crew and heads into the Soyuz capsule in advance of departure. (3min 50sec file)
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ISS command change
The Expedition 10 crew hands command of the International Space Station to the Expedition 11 crew in this ceremony staged in the Destiny module on April 22. (1min 49sec file)
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Griffin goes before press
Michael Griffin, NASA's new administrator, holds his first news conference from agency headquarters to discuss shuttle return to flight, exploration plans and Hubble servicing. (46min 44sec file)
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