The lander with three members of the ISS crew landed in Kazakhstan
KOROLEV /Moscow region/, April 10. /TASS/. Lander spacecraft “Soyuz MS-02” with three members of the crew of the International space station (ISS) landed in Kazakhstan, reported in the Moscow mission control Center (MCC).
Evacuation of the crew from the lander capsule has been completed.
Spacecraft in a new series “Soyuz MS-02” undocked from the ISS on Monday at 10:57 GMT. 13:27 “the Union” included engines for deorbit, and at 13:54 from the descent module with the crew separated the household and the instrumentation and propulsion compartment. At 14:20 GMT the lander will land in the 147 km Southeast of Zhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.
Ryzhikova, which first got out of the ship, the rescuers gave a sprig of willow in honor of palm Sunday.
The evacuation involved two helicopters Mi-8, three planes an-12 and An-26, six search and recovery vehicles.
The commander 42-year-old Ryzhikov, and flight engineers 52-year-old Borisenko and 49-year-old Kimbrough had been in orbit for 173 days in space, they went 19 Oct 2016.
With them to Earth returned the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov, which was delivered to the ISS the same crew. After returning from orbit it will be given to the Church of the Transfiguration in Star city.
During the work on the ISS, American astronaut made three spacewalks, Raikovo and Borisenko aboard the station to visit was not necessary.
The call sign of the crew was the word “favor” in honor of the mountain in the Holy land. The emblem of the crew is also depicted this mountain. As the mascot and the detector of weightlessness, the crew took into space the model developed in Russia’s new manned spacecraft “Federation”.
Up to the arrival at the ISS of the next expedition work will continue in orbit Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, American Peggy Whitson and European astronaut Thomas Sands. Command of the station, Kimbrough gave the 57-year-old Whitson, who in 2008 became the first female commander of the ISS.
Touchdown! Exp 50 crew lands in Kazakhstan at 7:20am ET after 173 days in space. https://t.co/qpyi2LM11l pic.twitter.com/tr6fsI58AZ
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