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ISS: Russian astronauts landed on Earth

After a six-month flight, the astronauts of the International Space Station were safely brought home.

ISS: Russian astronauts landed on Earth

As the Moscow Mission Control Center reported, the search and rescue team from the lander took the crew out of Soyuz TMA-12M. The ISS International group consisted of the Russian cosmonauts Alexandr Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, and one NASA astronaut Steven Swanson.

It is known that the men spent 170 days on the ISS orbit. In particular, the astronauts performed different missions with the Russian Progress cargo ship, the European ATV-5, the American ship Cygnus and Dragon.

Skvortsov and Artemyev performed two spacewalks in terms of the Russian ISS segment program. During one of the space "promenades", they launched a nanosatellite. In addition, the astronauts completed the scientific program, the Russian part of which consisted of 49 experiments.

ISS can be viewed online at home, as there are web cameras on the orbit that broadcast video in real-time mode.

It is to be noted, today ISS is the largest international space organization, which includes 15 countries: Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, the USA, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan.