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September 7, 2016
Categories: ISS, Roscosmos, Soyuz

Aspokesman to the Mission Control Center reported that the Soyuz TMA-20M space vehicle’s reentry capsule with three crewmembers of the International Space Station has successfully landed in Kazakhstan.

“The landing was registered. The descent vehicle landed 148 kilometers [92 miles] from the city of Jezkazgan in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan,” the spokesman told RIA Novosti.

The search-and-rescue support of the landing involved 200 soldiers, 12 Mi-8 helicopters with special equipment, four AN-12 and AN-26 planes.

Earlier in the day, the Soyuz TMA-20M successfully undocked from the International Space Station (ISS), to return Russian cosmonauts, commander Alexei Ovchinin and flight engineer Oleg Skripochka, along with NASA’s astronaut, flight engineer Jeff Williams from the ISS to Earth.

Image: © NASA/ Bills Ignalls

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