Soyuz MS-08 Spacecraft Safely Returns back to Earth Expedition 56 Space Crew

Three Optolink's TRS500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of the latest Soyuz modification, Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. After spending 197 days in space, three members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 56 crew returned to Earth in their Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft, landing  on-target about 146 km south-east of the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan,04 October 2018 .at 7:44 a.m. EDT (1144 GMT or 5:44 p.m. local Kazakh time)  Returning home were Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold. The landing coincided with the 61st anniversary of the launch of the world's first satellite, Sputnik, by the former Soviet Union and the start of the Space Age.

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