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Crews of the Blue Bird search and evacuation vehicles, helicopters and aircraft of the Central Military District (CVO) took up duty in the operational regions of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan to ensure the safety of the Soyuz MS-20 launch with space tourists from Japan on board.

Engineering, ground and aviation groups, brigades of military medics took up duty in the operational regions of Russia and Kazakhstan in Yekaterinburg and 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 military rescue specialists, doctors, crews of Mi-8 helicopters, An-26 and An-12 aircraft and more than 20 units of ground vehicles, including modernized search and recovery vehicles FEM-1 and FEM-2 “Blue Bird”.

The launch of Soyuz MS-20 is scheduled for December 8, 2021 at 10:38 Moscow time. The main crew included: Commander Alexander Misurkin (Roscosmos) and space flight participants – President of the Start Today corporation Yusaku Maezawa and his personal assistant Yozo Hirano. Their stand-ins are Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov and Shun Ogiso.

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