The crew of Soyuz TMA-02M returned safely to Earth

The crew of Soyuz TMA-02M returned safely to Earth
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The crew of spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-02M"
Left to right: Michael Fossum, Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa

Today at 06.25 MSK after long-duration mission to the International Space Station returned to Earth the crew of cosmonauts Sergei Volkov (Roscosmos) and astronaut Satoshi Furukawa (JAXA) and Michael Fossum (NASA).
The lander manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-02M" with three crew landed in Kazakhstan near Arkalyk. Planting took place in a normal mode.

The crew of Soyuz TMA-02M returned safely to Earth
 Photo source:federalspace.ru

This was the second flight of the spacecraft digital. The new control system, upgraded filling once again managed the task.

The crew of Soyuz TMA-02M returned safely to Earth
 Photo source:federalspace.ru

The crew of Soyuz TMA-02M returned safely to Earth
 Photo source:federalspace.ru

For Sergey Volkov and his colleagues semiannual watch in orbit over.
During the expedition was carried out a number of scientific experiments and studies, among them — "The environment of the ISS", "Seiner", "Molniya-Gamma", "BTN-Neutron", "Ginseng-2", "lactolen", "Biorisk" " Vector-T "," Calcium "," economy "," Hurricane. "
The same measures were taken to resupply the station with additional equipment and maintain its health. 29 members of the crew of Expedition twice went into space. Necessary to ensure the station manned flight mode, fuel, food, water, oxygen and other consumables into orbit were taken by Russian cargo spacecraft "Progress M-11M", "Progress M-13" and the American ship "Atlantis".
Flight International Space Station continues. Currently, the ISS crew keeps watch of the 30th Expedition, led by commander Daniel Burbank (NASA) and flight engineers Anton Shkaplerovym, Anatoly Ivanishina (Roscosmos).

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