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Command of the ISS handed over to an American astronaut

Command of the ISS handed over to an American astronaut

Command of the ISS handed over to an American astronaut

Command of the International Space Station has been handed over to US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut Thomas Marshburn. During the transfer of command, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov presented the American astronaut with a symbolic key to the orbital station.

"Tom, I know you. You are a professional and I know that you will be a professional commander of the ISS.  On Earth, people have problems. In orbit, we are a single crew. I think that the ISS could be a symbol of friendly relationship and cooperation, a logo of the long run of house exploration ,” Shkaplerov same throughout the transfer of command.

Thomas Marshburn will retain command of the ISS until the end of April, and before his return to Earth, he will transfer command to Russian Oleg Artemyev. As for Anton Shkaplerov, he, along with Russian cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov and American astronaut Mark Vanda Hay, are currently returning to Earth on the Soyuz-19 spacecraft. The landing of the capsule with the ISS crew members is scheduled  for 14:29 national capital time on the territory of Kazakhstan. Despite this politics situation, cooperation between Russia and therefore the u.  s. on the ISS continues, therefore yankee spaceman Mark Vande Hei returns to Earth on a Russian ship, as was originally planned.

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