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Kazakhstan: Soyuz TMA-22 returns to Earth

27/04/2012

Soyuz TMA-22 returns to Earth with three outbound ISS crewmembers

The Russian Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft, known by its US designation of 28S, undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and landed safely in Kazakhstan Friday morning after a five and a half month stay in space, carrying three crewmembers of the ISS crew back to Earth and beginning the Expedition 31 mission aboard the station.

The Soyuz TMA-22/28S spacecraft launched to the ISS on 14th November last year, with a docking to the ISS at the Mini Research Module-2 (MRM-2) Zenith port two days later on 16th November, delivering American astronaut Dan Burbank, and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin to the ISS to serve on the Expedition 29 and 30 missions.

The launch – which was the first crewed launch since the retirement of the Space Shuttle last July and the first crewed launch since the failure of the Progress M-12M spacecraft last August – put an end to fears of a need to decrew the ISS in light of the grounding of the Soyuz booster after the August Progress failure.

The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft is also the last in the line of TMA (200 series) variant Soyuzes, as all Soyuzes hereafter will be of the newer TMA-M (700 series) variant, AKA “digital” Soyuzes. Thus, when Soyuz TMA-22 leaves space Friday morning, it will mark the last time that the venerable TMA variant of the Soyuz is in space.

The Soyuz TMA-22 landing was scheduled for 30th April, but was moved forward three days to the 27th April due to upcoming Russian holidays.
nasaspaceflight.com

Soyuz TMA-22_ Союз ТМА-22_Есть посадка_Королев, 27 апреля. Космический корабль «Союз ТМА-22» с двумя российскими космонавтами и американским астронавтом, приземлились в степи в Казахстане.“Есть посадка”. Королев, 27 апреля. Космический корабль «Союз ТМА-22» с двумя российскими космонавтами и американским астронавтом, приземлились в степи в Казахстане.

Королев, 27 апреля. Космический корабль «Союз ТМА-22» с двумя российскими космонавтами и американским астронавтом, приземлились в степи в Казахстане. Об этом сообщает корреспондент «Интерфакса», находящийся в Центре управления полетами. На Землю вернулись Антон Шкаплеров, Анатолий Иванишин и Дениэл Бербэнк.

«Есть посадка», – высветилась надпись на большом экране в зале ЦУП.
mir24.tv

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Trei astronauţi, doi ruşi şi un american, au aterizat, vineri, în Kazahstan, după o misiune de aproape şase luni la bordul Staţiei Spaţiale Internaţionale (ISS), potrivit imaginilor difuzate de NASA şi Centrul rus pentru controlul zborurilor spaţiale (TSOUP).

Aterizare reuşită“, se afirmă într-un mesaj afişat pe monitoarele specialiştilor de la TSOUP. Ruşii Anton Shklaperov şi Anatoli Ivanishin şi americanul Dan Burbank au atins solul la ora 11.45 GMT (14.45 ora României, n.r.), în Kazahstan, la bordul unei capsule Soyuz.

La scurt timp după aterizare, astronauţii au ieşit din capsulă şi păreau într-o formă fizică bună, zâmbind în faţa camerelor de luat vederi şi a specialiştilor care i-au întâmpinat.

După ce au ieşit din capsula Soyuz care i-a readus pe Terra, cei trei astronauţi au fost aşezaţi unul lângă altul pe o sofa şi acoperiţi cu o pătură albastră, iar medicii le-au luat pulsul.
rtv.net

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