GCTC-welcomes-heroes
September 12, 2013
Categories: GCTC, ISS, Russia, Star city

At 17. 40 Moscow time, on September 11 special charter with Russian crew members of 36 ISS mission Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin onboard landed at Chkalosky airfield in Moscow region. Russian cosmonauts’ colleague from NASA, Christopher Cassidy flew to Huston for post-flight rehabilitation.

Family members, friends and colleagues as well as Federal Space Agency, GCTC and Star City representatives greeted the cosmonauts.

Then special GCTC bus took the cosmonauts to the prelaunch training and post-flight rehabilitation complex where the doctors will monitor their health during several weeks.

Specialists, cosmonauts and GCTC authorities welcomed space heroes with applauses and as tradition demands with bread and salt.

The work onboard the ISS is under way. At the moment 37 ISS mission crew consisting of Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos), Luca Parmitano (ESA) and Caren Nyberg (NASA) keeps the watch. Late September Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky and NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins will join them.

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