Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia is pictured in this handout photo taken by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield February 26, 2013, aboard the International Space Station courtesy of NASA. REUTERS/Chris Hadfield/NASA/Handout (Photo : Reuters )
The crew aboard the international space station that consists of three Russian and American astronauts have been delayed due to bad weather.
The space station was scheduled to land in the steppes of Central Asia on Friday, but the crew will be detained on the craft for one more day.
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The landing site in Kazakhstan is surrounded by fog and freezing, preventing helicopters from preparing for the crew's landing on Earth, according to commentary on NASA TV during live mission streaming.
Now the landing has been rescheduled for 7:06 a.m. Moscow time, according to a spokesman from the Russian space agency.
And the whole landing process is expected to take less than four hours aboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz.
Kevin Ford from NASA and cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin have been aboard the space station since October.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, in preparation for their departure, became the commander of the space station on Wednesday-the first Canadian to do so, marking the second time in the 12-year history of the international space station that command was taken over by someone who was not either American or Russian.