Tim Peake is preparing to return to Earth
Here are a few interesting facts about Tim Peake's mission and what will happen once he reaches Earth:
:: Tim's mission has lasted 186 days.
The rest will be jettisoned and will burn up in the atmosphere.
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:: There have only been fatalities during a Soyuz landing on two occasions: in 1967 cosmonaut Vladamir Komarov was killed returning from a one day mission when his parachute did not open and in 1971 the entire crew of Soyuz 11 were killed when, during undocking, a cabin vent valve opened causing the cabin to depressurise and the crew to suffocate.
The landing continued as planned and it was only discovered that the crew had died when the hatch was opened following the landing.
If they are lucky it will include white wool from the neck of the sheep, which is considered to be particularly valuable.
:: Once a crew is back on Earth is could take up to two years for their bones to regain the density and strength they had before launch.