12/15/2017

Soyuz MS-05 Spacecraft Safely Returns back to Earth Expedition 53 Space Crew

Three Optolink's TRS-500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of the latest Soyuz modification, Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. The Russian Soyuz MS-05 safely returned with Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA and Flight Engineers Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos on the Kazakh steppes on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:38 a.m. EST (08:38 GMT or 2:38 p.m. local time) near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Bresnik, Nespoli and Ryazanskiy are returning after 139 days in space where they served as members of the Expedition 52 and 53 crews onboard the International Space Station.



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