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KOROLYOV, Moscow Region, April 27 (Itar-Tass) — The descent module of the latest model of the spacecraft Soyuz with three astronauts from the ISS-29-30 crew landed in Kazakhstan’s steppe at 15:45 Moscow time, Mission Control has told Itar-Tass.
The capsule touched the surface in the designated area, northeast of Arkalyk, Mission Control said. The plane of the rescue service picked up the signal of the descent module’s transmitter immediately after its emergence from the cloud of plasma and tracked it to the site of landing.
The crew – Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin, of Russia, and NASA’s astronaut Daniel Burbank – have spent 165 days in orbit.