Welcome Your Heroes Back, Planet Earth!
Soyuz TMA-16M landing is scheduled for September 12, 03.52, Moscow time. The spacecraft with Roscosmos cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen and Kazcosmos cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov onboard will land in the designated area 126 km to the south-east of Jezkazgan town.
On the threshold of this remarkable event let’s travel the time back and remember our September landing tours we arranged and the crews we welcomed back on Earth.
One of the brightest and most impressive projects was space expedition arranged for Subaru Company. Together with our partners we met Soyuz TMA-21 “Yuri Gagarin” spacecraft the launch of which was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of first ever spaceflight.
It is known that spaceflight’s most important stages are not only the launch, insertion and docking but the landing as well. Since sending crew to space is only half the battle and both MCC specialists and ground-based search and rescue crews make their best ensure cosmonauts’ safe and successful return.
We got a chance to watch the process of descent module landing and all operations with our own eyes. It is indeed a breathtaking adventure! Have a look at our photo report and see for yourselves.