Soyuz spacecraft's search and rescue helicopters

May 02 2012 - 1 Comment

Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft with Expedition 30 crew members landed at Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, on Apr. 27, 2012, when the capsule brought Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin back to Earth from more than five months on the International Space Station.

A fleet of Russian Mil-Mi 17 Hip helicopters provided search and rescue support to the team tasked to get crew members out of the spacecraft, as shown in the following set of picture released by NASA.

Photo Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

  • Ron Chapelle

    Really sharp young letchik on the right in the first picture. NOT!