August 3, 2018
Categories: GCTC, JAXA, NASA, Roscosmos

On August 2, 2018 in the Star City was a meeting ceremony of the 54 / 55th long ISS expedition crew, that includes Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle and JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai.

The crew returned safely to Earth on June 3, 2018 after a 168-day flight.

After the rehabilitation period, the expedition members met again in the Star City, where they were greeted by the Governor of the Moscow Region Andrey Vorobyov, the General Director of Roskosmos State Corporation Dmitry Rogozin and other honored guests.

According to the tradition, the crew, as well as the leadership of Roskosmos, the Cosmonaut Training Center, rocket and space industry enterprises and representatives of foreign space agencies laid flowers at the monument to Yuri Gagarin.

After the small press conference, Anton Shkaplerov, Scott Tingle and Norishige Kanai, accompanied by high-ranking guests, the orchestra and residents of the Star City, marched along the Cosmonaut’s Avenue to the Cosmonaut’s House, where, for many years, a ceremony , dedicated to the meeting of the ISS-54/55 crew , was held.

Roskosmos General Director Dmitry Rogozin awarded Anton Shkaplerov with the medal of Academic Korolev, and Scott Tingle and Norishige Kanai – with medals “Space without Borders”.

Representatives of related organizations of the rocket and space industry, foreign space agencies, municipalities and other associations, cosmonauts warmly greeted the crew, handing in memorable addresses and gifts.

At the end of the meeting ceremony the answer was taken by the ISS-54/55 crew to thank all those involved in their flight.

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