MOSCOW-STAR CITY.KAZINFORM – Today, in the Star City a
solemn meeting with the crew is taking place, including Russian cosmonaut, Head
of 43/44 ISS exhibition Gennady Padalka and members of exhibition (EP-18),
Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov and first Denmark cosmonaut Andreas Mogensen.
This traditional meeting after space flight and cosmonauts rehabilitation starts from press-conference. During 2 hours Gennady Padalka, Aidyn Aimbetov and Andreas Mogensen were answering to the media questions.
At 12 p.m. crew members of ISS-43/44 and EP-18, state commission members, Roscosmos and Kazcosmos representatives, guests, relatives of the cosmonauts laid flowers at the monument of Y.A. Gagarin. Then, to the sound of the orchestra all the participants of the event went to the House of Cosmonauts, where they were greeted with bread and salt.
Weather was not perfect in the Star City: it is a wet snow second day in a row, however, cosmonauts went through the “alive corridor” made up of the local residents, children, young people.
Kazcosmos delegation headed by the Chairman of the Aerospace committee arrived to the solemn meeting, dedicated to the results of the space flight.
Additionally, friend and relatives of the cosmonauts were invited to celebrate the crew. In the honored guests were Aidyn Aimbetov’s mother – Zhumagul, and his wife – Liliya.
Movie of Roscosmos TV studio was proposed to the participants of solemn meeting, where it was told about crew preparation, interesting moments and results of the space mission.
Afterwards, heroes of the day and executives, guests went to the presidium.
The welcome speech was given by the head of CCP named Y.A.Gagarin Yurii Lonchakov.
In his speech, head of the mission Gennady Padalka, who became world leader in terms of time spent in open space, crew members who were first time in space – Aidyn Aimbetov and Andreas Mogensen shared their expressions and results achieved in the orbit.
Heads of Roscosmos and Kazcosmos, guest of honor congratulated crew members with the successful flight.
At this time, solemn meeting with crew members of ISS-43/44 and EP-18 is going to the end, cosmonauts are giving autographs and taking memorable photos.
Due to the credit given by Kazcosmos, this event was covered by Kazakh mass media – Khabar agency, 24-KZ channel and newspaper “Kazakhstanskaya Pravda”, whose stories will be available today.
In a few days, cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov, who successfully finished space program, will arrive to Astana. A new work is ahead in Kazcosmos considering space flight experience.
Aidyn Akanovich is eagerly awaited teacher by his pupils in school of young cosmonauts, which was established few years ago by Aimbetov in Palace of schoolchildren.