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Sarmatians back on Earth

April 17, 2020

The crew of the manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-15, which on April 17, 2020, at 04:53 Moscow Time undocked from the Zvezda module of the International Space Station, has successfully returned to Earth. All the descent and landing operations went normally, the Sarmatians (the call sign of the crew) feel well.

The manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-15, developed and built by RSC Eneregia, had stayed attached to the International Space Station since September 25, 2019. During the time the crew worked in orbit, dozens of experiments in various areas of scientific research were conducted under the Russian science program (medicine, space biology, biotechnology, physical and chemical processes, etc.).

The duration of stay in space was 205 days for Oleg Skripochka and Jessica Meir, and 272 days for Andrew Morgan (launched on the manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-13 on July 20, 2019). In view of the epidemiological situation, after landing Oleg Skripochka will be transported to a rest home where he will stay under medical observation. The meeting of the Roscosmos cosmonaut with his family will be organized in accordance with the requirements and rules currently in force in the Moscow region.

Currently continuing work onboard the International Space Station is the crew of Expedition 63 consisting of Roscosmos cosmonauts Anantoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner and a NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy.

 


Photos: Roscosmos

 

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Closing of hatches between Soyuz MS-15 and the ISS

Soyuz MS-15 undocking from the ISS

Landing of Soyuz MS-15


 

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