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Alexander Skvortsov Recounts Recently Completed ISS Mission

12 Feb 2020, 20:01 UTC
Alexander Skvortsov Recounts Recently Completed ISS Mission
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Alexander Skvortsov at a post-flight news conference in February 2020. (Credit: Roscosmos)

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov gave his post-flight conference on February 10, 2020 at Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC). After a 200-day long mission to the International Space Station, on February 6, 2020 he successfully returned to Earth.

Soyuz MS-13 crewed spacecraft commander was glad to share his impressions from the soft landing of the capsule, spoke about the friendly international crew, comfortable Tupolev Tu-204-300 aircraft which took him to Chkalovsky airport, the flight program, etc.

“We had a very resultative mission – the 61st mission crew performed 10 spacewalks totaling 61 hours, which is very symbolic. Christina Koch performed six spacewalks, Andrew Morgan performed seven spacewalks equaling Anatoly Solovyov in the number of spacewalks during one mission. He might set a record, I am very glad for him. This was his first spaceflight and he is growing by leaps and bounds, a true professional,” Skvortsov said.

Head of GCTC Pavel Vlasov highly praised Alexander Skvortsov’s work who performed all the researches and experiments even despite the non-routine situations.

“We had to deal with one of the non-routine situations we are training here at ...

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