April 30, 2004. Chkalovsky aerodrome.
This morning the Expedition 8 crew (ISS-8) consisting of
Alexander Kaleri and Michael Foale, as well as flight engineer
of the sixth visiting crew (VC-6) Andre Kuipers, who early
morning upon completion of the flight program returned to
Earth in Soyuz TMA-3 descent vehicle, arrived to Chkalovsky
aerodrome near Moscow.
At the aerodrome they were greeted by Yu. P. Semenov, Technical
Director of Russian Manned Space Programs, General Designer
of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, , V.A. Grin, Co-chairmen of
the State Board, Deputy General Designer of TsNII of Machine-Building,
V.V. Tsibliev, Director of Yu.A. Gagarin CTC RGNII, A.I.
Grigoriev, Director of IBMP, Academician of RAS and RAMS,
as well as foreign guests, relatives and friends of Soyuz
TMA-3 crew members.
Then the crew was brought by Yu.A. Gagarin CTC GRNII bus
to Star City for recreation and post-flight examinations.