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The Soyuz spacecraft crew reached Zvezdny gorodok after the daily delay.. / December 3, 2009 /

The crew of the Soyuz TMA-15 ", which landed on Tuesday, reached Moscow after the daily delay. Currently Rossiyanin Roman Romanenko, Belgian Frank De Winn and Canadian Robert Thirsk are in Star City outside Moscow, ITAR-TASS.

Landing capsule of the Souz landed 85 km from the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan. It was planned that from the landing crew on the helicopter will be delivered to the city, and from there by plane — to the airfield at Baikonur. From the Baikonur cosmodrome in Moscow, the astronauts were to fly a Tu-154.

Because of the low-temperature technique, prepared for the astronauts removed, covered with ice. None of the helicopters could not fly, and Romanenko, Thirsk and De Winne getting to Arkalyk on cars. They spent the night in Arkalyk. It was expected that at 12 pm Moscow time the aircraft with the astronauts will fly to Kustanai, but do it in time prevented the weather. In the end, took off at 14:15 Moscow time. Tu-154 landing at Moscow airport Chkalovsky, flew out Kustanai.

Crew members of the Souz was held on board the ISS for six months. The astronauts went into space 27 May 2009.

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