YEKATERINBURG, November 10. /TASS/. Expedition 41 members who spent more than five months on the International Space Station (ISS) were presented with Kazakh traditional costumes upon their return to Earth, a Kazakh official said on Monday.
The official said that the 'chapan' costumes consisting of a robe and a hat are adorned with gold-embroidered flowers.
Expedition 41 Commander Maxim Surayev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency landed their Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 06:58am Moscow Time (03:58am GMT) on Monday.
Surayev, Wiseman and Gerst worked for 165 days at the ISS that is now occupied by Expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore of NASA and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Yelena Serova of Roscosmos.