Astronaut Parmitano Hands Over ISS Command to Roscosmos’ Oleg Skripochka - Video

© Photo : NASA/RoscosmosThe International Space Station photographed from a Soyuz spacecraft
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There is currently an international crew of six on the ISS, but on Thursday, Russia's Alexander Skvortsov, Italy's Luca Parmitano and Christina Cook of the US will return to Earth on the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft.

European Space Agency Astronaut Luca Parmitano is handing command of the International Space Station to Roscosmos Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka on Wednesday.

Members of Expedition 63, consisting of Roscosmos cosmonauts Nikolai Tikhonov and Andrei Babkin, and American astronaut Chris Cassidy, are expected to arrive at the ISS on 9 April.

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