The spacecraft “Soyuz MS-02” with three members of the crew left the ISS

The spacecraft “Soyuz MS-02” with three members of the crew left the ISS

KOROLEV /Moscow region/, April 10. /TASS/. The spacecraft “Soyuz MS-02” with three crew members undocked from the ISS to bring them back to Earth, told TASS in Moscow mission control Center (MCC).

“Took the physical separation of the spacecraft and the station,” — said the representative of MCC.

[email protected]_Kimbrough, Sergey Ryzhikov & Andrey Borisenko have departed @Space_Station on their journey home to Earth after 173 days in space pic.twitter.com/YZXyEbps5I

— NASA (@NASA) April 10, 2017

Over the next few minutes the propulsion system of the Union will be given two impulses, to divert the ship from the ISS to a safe distance.

On the ship return to Earth Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Sergei Ryzhikov and American astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough. In space they went 19 Oct 2016. Thus, the duration of their stay in space flight will be by the time of landing 173 days.

What’s involved in returning to Earth from @Space_Station? This animation shows the sequence of events. Watch live: https://t.co/KX5g7zfYQe pic.twitter.com/ogon3zFvti

— NASA (@NASA) April 10, 2017

It is expected that at 14:20 GMT the lander will land in the 147 km Southeast of Zhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.

Along with the crew on the Ground will be 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.

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