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March, 2016 / RSS notes

19 March, 2016  // March 19, 2016, at about 3:43 am local time, a passenger plane "Boeing-737-800" belonging to the airline "flydubai" crashed during a second landing approach at the airport of Rostov-on-Don. All 62 people aboard the plane were killed. Our condolences to the bereaved families and relatives.

14 March, 2016  // March 14, 2016, a carrier vehicle "Proton-M" with the ExoMars spacecraft was successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It will explore the atmosphere of the Red Planet. This is a joint project of the Russian state corporation "Roscosmos" and the European Space Agency (ESA).

1 March, 2016  // The spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-18M" with a crew of Russian Sergey Volkov and Mikhail Kornienko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly successfully landed in Kazakhstan. Kelly and Kornienko were the participants of the longest mission in the history of the ISS, which lasted almost a year. Welcome back to Earth!

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