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Crews of helicopters, airplanes and search and evacuation vehicles “Blue Bird” of the search and rescue group of the Central Military District (CVO) took up positions and took over duty in the operational regions of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan to ensure the safety of the launch of the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft.

Aviation and ground search and rescue, engineering and technical teams and brigades of military medics took up duty in the operational regions of Russia and Kazakhstan in the settlements of Uprun, Gorno-Altaisk, Kyzyl, Karaganda, Baikonur, Zhezkazgan and Arkalyk, located along the flight path of the launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1a. More than 150 servicemen and about 30 units of aviation and ground equipment, including Mi-8 helicopters, An-12, An-26 aircraft and search and evacuation vehicles, are involved in organizing the search and rescue support for the launch of the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft. FEM-1 and FEM-2 “Blue Bird”.

The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-18 manned spacecraft, which was named Yu.A. Gagarin “, scheduled for April 9. The prime crew of the Soyuz MS-18 manned spacecraft included Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hai, while the backup crew included Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov, Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronaut Anne McClain.

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