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The crew of Soyuz TMA-22 has successfully returned to Earth
Russian Aviaton » Saturday April 28, 2012 10:44 MSK

Astronauts Daniel Burbanck (NASA), Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos) and Anatoly Ivanishin (Roscosmos) have successfully returned to Earth today at 15.45 Moscow time after a long duration mission at ISS, the press-service of Roscosmos reports.

The descent module of manned Soyuz TMA-22 spaceship with three crew members has landed in Kazakhstan near Arkalyik town. The landing has been performed in normal mode. All the crew members are feeling well.

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A lot of scientific studies and experiments have been carried out during the expedition, for example, “Bioemulsiya”, “OChB”, “BIF”, “Kristallizator”, “Immuno”, “Aril”, “Poligen”, “Identificatsiya”, “Matreshka-R”, etc. The station has been fitted with additional equipment and the measures for its maintenance have been assumed.

It was the final flight of manned Soyuz-TMA spacecraft and now they will be replaced by modernized “digital” Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft.

The flight of ISS continues. At present its crew is formed by commander Oleg Kononenko (Russia), onboard engineers  Andre Kaupers (Netherlands) and Donald Pettite (USA).

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