The Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft with a crew of three undocked from the International Space Station in the automated mode on Friday, the Mission Control Center said.
Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and flight engineers Shannon Walker and Russia's Fyodor Yurchikhin are scheduled to land in Kazakhstan at 10:46 a.m. local time [03:46 GMT] on Friday.
Their departure was delayed by a minor technical issue.
Expedition 26 officially began when the Soyuz TMA-19 undocked from the station
Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka will stay onboard the station in anticipation of the Soyuz TMA-20's arrival next month.
MISSION CONTROL, November 26 (RIA Novosti)