The crew of the International space station — Russians Sergey Prokopyev, astronaut of the European space Agency, the German Alexander Gerst and American Serine of Augen — will return to Earth on the morning of 20 December.

  • RIA Novosti

It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the European space Agency.

“ESA astronaut and current commander of the International space station, Alexander Gerst are expected to return to Earth in the capsule “Union” on Thursday, December 20, planting will take place at 11:03 local time. Together with Alexander will return NASA astronaut Augen the Serine-Chancellor and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopiev” — said in the organization.

On 3 December, the carrier rocket “Soyuz-FG” with manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-11” was successfully launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome. The ISS went Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and his wife Anne McClain.

It was the first launch of a manned expedition after the accident, which occurred October 11, when separating the first and second stages of the launch vehicle.