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Soyuz TMA-16M with Aidyn Aimbetov to return to Earth on Sept 12

9 September 2015 13:42 1099
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Soyuz TMA-16M with Aidyn Aimbetov to return to Earth on Sept 12

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Everything is ready for the return of Kazakhstani cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov and his crewmates back to Earth, a source at the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed.

Aimbetov, Dutch flight engineer Andreas Mogensen and Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka will return to Earth on September 12. The Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft carrying the crew is expected to land 146 kilometers of Zhezkazgan city, Kazakhstan at 3:52 a.m. Moscow time.

Nearly 200 military men, 14 MI-8 helicopters, four An-12 and An-26 planes will ensure the spacecraft's safe landing and transportation of the crew.


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