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Across the Earth have created tracks for an emergency landing of the "Souz.". / March 16, 2010 /

Across the Earth have created tracks for an emergency landing «of the Union.» / March 16, 2010 /

Specialists have prepared all over the globe, special "polygons landing for Soyuz TMA-16. It is reported by the Interfax quoted an assistant director general of the state corporation for air traffic of Russia Andrei Pryanishnikova.

These ranges are needed for the case when landing goes according to plan. In total, has prepared 12 spare seats for landing, outside of Russia and Kazakhstan. If the capsule of the Union «will land on one of them, according to the terms of an international agreement, a first aid crew of specialists will provide rescue of the country on the territory of which sits» Union ". After all necessary measures and the crew capsule will be transferred to Russia.

Under the plan the descent capsule of the Union to sit down on March 18 to the north-east of the town of Arkalyk in Kazakhstan (about 55 kilometers from the city). On board staff are members of the 22-second expedition to the International Space Station — Rossiyanin Maxim Suraev and American Jeffrey Williams. They stayed on the ISS for six months.

The crew of the next expedition to the ISS should go into orbit on April 2 on the Soyuz TMA-18 ", which will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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