A Russian helicopter of the search and rescue team takes off from the Kazakh city of Karaganda to Zhezkazgan on the eve of the landing of the capsule of the Soyuz spacecraft (June 3, 2018). Crew members Anton Shkaplerov, Scott Tingle and Norogyshe Kanai returned on board.
The Russian space capsule of the Union with three cosmonauts of the ISS landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan. June 3, they easily descended on a red-and-white parachute.
On board were attended by Anton Shkaplerov, Scott Tingle and Norogyshe Kanai, who completed the 168-day mission. All three were removed from the capsule within 30 minutes. They were in good condition. Then the astronauts will be delivered to Karaganda (400 km to the northeast). There they will undergo a thorough medical examination and go to Moscow or Houston.
A team of three remained in the orbital laboratory: Andrew Fustel, Richard Arnold and Oleg Artemyev. On Wednesday, the launch of three more astronauts from the Baikonur cosmodrome (Kazakhstan) is expected.