Search-and-rescue team, the CVO will greet participants of the ISS Orenburg melon

© Photo : TASS photo Agency/ Sergei Savostyanov / PoolПерейти in fotobounce the main crew of Soyuz MS-08 ISS-55/56 NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel (left to right). Archive photoSearch-and-rescue team, the CVO will greet participants of the ISS Orenburg melon© Photo : TASS photo Agency/ Sergei Savostyanov / PoolПерейти the image Bank

Aviation forces and means for search and rescue of the Central military district (CVO) will meet Orenburg melon participants in the ISS, returning on Thursday to the Earth on the «Soyuz-MS-08», the press service of the CVO.

«Fruit to the landing site of the capsule will deliver the helicopter Mi-8. Landing of the lander of the transport piloted ship «Soyuz MS-08″ is scheduled at 14.45 GMT 146 km South-East of Zhezkazgan city», — stated in the message.

The occasion of the landing of the lander organized the command and control center 14 army, air force and air defense in Yekaterinburg, said in the military. You return to Earth members long expeditions ISS-54/55 — Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold.

Earlier in Kazakhstan were transferred to the aviation group of the Russian Central military district, consisting of 12 Mi-8 helicopters, two An-12 and one An-26. An hour before landing, the pilots will be alerted. Just search-and-rescue operation involving about 180 soldiers and 20 units of automotive and special equipment.

According to the CVO, the pilots of the bases of the Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions for the past 10 years has participated in more than fifty operations to ensure landings of manned spacecraft, evacuating more than two hundred astronauts, half of whom are foreign.

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