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Space tourists landed in Kazakhstan

Category: English  |   20 Декабрь 2021    

Space tourists landed in Kazakhstan

The Soyuz MS-20 descent capsule with space tourists landed on the morning of December 20 in the steppes of Kazakhstan.


The ship undocked from the ISS at 02:50 Moscow time. Seven crew members remained on the station: Roscosmos cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hai, Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron, as well as European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer.


The device landed at 06:13 Moscow time at the estimated point 148 kilometers south-east of the city of Zhezkazgan. The president of Start Today Corporation Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant Yozo Hirano, as well as Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, who visited the International Space Station (ISS), returned to Earth.


"All operations were carried out normally, the crew is feeling well. Their rehabilitation in the CPC will last from 14 to 21 days," the message in the Telegram channel of Roscosmos says. At this time, the participants of the flight will regain their normal physical shape, under the supervision of doctors will visit the pool, take walks, gradually increase the load on the muscles.


The 20th Soyuz expedition arrived at the ISS on December 8. The flight to the ISS took place according to a four-turn scheme. The docking took place in automatic mode. In addition to the crew, the spacecraft delivered 162 kilograms of payloads to the station, including scientific materials, equipment, hygiene products and food.


Source: lenta.ru, tass.ru

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