LIVE: ISS Expedition 57 returns to Earth: deorbit burn and landing

Commander Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency (ESA), NASA Flight Engineer Serena Aunon-Chancellor and Soyuz commander Sergey Prokopyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos land near Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, December 19.

The crew is completing a 197-day mission spanning 3,152 orbits of Earth and a journey of 83.3 million miles. Aunon-Chancellor and Prokopyev are completing their first flights into space, while Gerst will be returning from his second long-duration mission. He will hold the record for flight duration among ESA astronauts, having completed 362 days in orbit.

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