Today, on 25 June 2019, at Moscow Chkalovsky airfield (Moscow region) special plane landed with the commander of the crew of manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-11” Oleg Kononenko.From the fourth flight of the cosmonaut were met by relatives, representatives of the state Corporation Roscosmos and cosmonauts training Center named after Yury Gagarin. “I am glad to state that Oleg Dmitrievich — record, which was conducted on Board the ISS almost 737 days. More such a result yet no one, — said the head of the cosmonaut training center and hero of the Russian Federation, honored test pilot of Russia Pavel Vlasov. — I hope that after rehabilitation he will continue his work as an astronaut and will set another record.”Pavel said that Oleg Kononenko four long-duration expedition to the International space station (ISS) performed five spacewalks, two of which — for the period of flight from December 2018 through June 2019. At the beginning of his fourth expedition Oleg Dmitrievich performed an unscheduled spacewalk vkd-45A, whose main task was the examination of the external surface of the ISS and the orbital module of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-09”.No less interesting was EVA-46, which Oleg Kononenko and Alex Ovchinin dedicated to the anniversary of Alexei Leonov who was the first in the world history of the spacewalk. In the framework of the EVA-46 the astronauts dismantled the device the scanner and took samples to assess the possible microtrauma to the shell station, changed the orientation of the control unit pressure and deposition, as well as dismantled the unused cables and transducers.
Only the fourth expedition, which lasted 203 days 15 hours 16 minutes, Oleg Dmitrievich spent on Board the ISS 13 hours 46 minutes.”We do not sleep the night, — said the wife of Oleg Kononenko Tatiana. — First I watched the preparations for the descent on the Internet, and in the morning we went to MCC to watch the landing. It is gratifying that my husband has a job that gives him pleasure. And only in the space it opens up fully like a professional”. With his wife at the airport arrived, and the children of Oleg Dmitrievich — Alice and Andrew: “We’re very proud of dad. Work in space a lot of work. But he loves his job and always tries to make it to the maximum.”Members of the press present at the airfield Chkalovsky, remembered on the recent anniversary of Oleg Kononenko. Relatives said he congratulated him on the Internet, but the main surprises are waiting for astronaut on Earth.In addition to the family and the leadership of Oleg Dmitrievich met and colleagues at the cosmonaut corps, whose commander he is. “Our entire team has followed the work of the ISS-58/59, — said the acting commander of group of cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky. — All members of the expedition — great professionals. We are pleased that the active phase of the flight ended successfully. Despite the fact that Oleg Kononenko, more than six months spent in space, he is the commander of the squad, always keep a hand on the pulse. Called we learned, how are you?”From the airfield the commander of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-11” at the special CTC went to the Complex prelaunch and post-flight rehabilitation of cosmonauts (astronauts), where for several weeks the state of health of the Russian participant of the ISS-58/59 will be seen by a doctor. As the head of the TSPK Paul Vlasov, after the acute period Oleg Dmitrievich plans to undergo rehabilitation in one of sanatoria of Sochi in Krasnodar Krai.
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