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The FEM-1 and FEM-2 “Blue Bird” search and recovery vehicles-amphibians of the search and rescue group of the Central Military District (CVO) moved to the main and reserve landing areas of the descent vehicle of the Soyuz MS-20 manned spacecraft in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

As part of the ground search and rescue group, four search and evacuation vehicles moved to the main landing area, southeast of Zhezkazgan. Two crews of “Blue Birds” left for the reserve area to intercede on duty. The FEM-1 and FEM-2 amphibious vehicles will deliver to the search and rescue areas of servicemen-rescuers, military medics, individual insulated sets of things for the crew of the descent vehicle and equipment for the safe evacuation of astronauts. In addition, the servicemen will carry out loading and transportation of the descent vehicle of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft to the airfield in the city of Zhezkazgan.

In organizing the search and rescue support for the landing of the descent vehicle of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft, about 200 rescue specialists are involved, an aviation group: 12 Mi-8 helicopters, two An-12 aircraft and one An-26 aircraft; more than 20 units of ground vehicles, including six modernized search and recovery vehicles FEM-1 and FEM-2 “Blue Bird”.

The landing of the descent vehicle of the Soyuz MS-20 manned spacecraft is scheduled for December 20. Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and space flight participants – President of the Start Today corporation Yusaku Maezawa and his personal assistant Yozo Hirano will return to Earth.

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