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March 2, 2016

At 07:29, Moscow time, March 02, 2016, Soyuz TMA-18M descent capsule successfully landed in Kazakh steppe to 147 km of Jezkazgan town.

The crew made up of Mikhail Korniyenko, Scott Kelly and Sergey Volkov safely came back. During the most difficult stage of descent the cosmonauts experienced maximum g-load of 4g.

Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko and Scott Kelly spent 340 days onboard the station, crew commander Sergey Volkov – 182 days.

In the course of their space mission Russian cosmonauts performed 1 spacewalk each worked with Progress M-M and Progress-MS cargo vehicles.

The crew accomplished more than 50 scientific experiments, accomplished various works on ISS maintenance, performed photo and video recording and prepared Soyuz TMA-18M for the descent.

The crews felt quite good after the landing, GCTC medical specialists examined them and after that Korniyenko and Volkov will go to Star City onboard GCTC aircraft, while Scott Kelly – to USA.

The landing was ensured by aircrafts, helicopters and search and rescue teams.

Now onboard the station are working Timothy Kopra(NASA, USA), Timothy Peake (ESA, UK) and Yuri Malenchenko (Roscosmos, Russia). The next crew comprising Russian cosmonauts Alexei Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams will go to space on March 19, 2016.

 

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