ISS: Cosmonaut Anatoli Ivanishin hands over command of space station to Expedition 50 crew

Shane Kimbrough, NASA astronaut (English): "Thanks Anatoli and it’s really an honour and a privilege to take command of the ISS, the 49 expedition crew has done an amazing job. Some of the accomplishments Anatoli mentioned earlier, but you guys have done a lot, you've done record breaking science and research, space walks, robotic operations, many vehicles coming and going, so you guys have done a lot and you should feel very proud of your accomplishments."
Expedition 49, headed by Russian cosmonaut Anatoli Ivanishin, handed over command of the International Space Station (ISS) to Expedition 49-50 crew led by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, on Friday at the ISS.
The two teams could be seen sharing a low gravity hug after Ivanishin had formally ceded control to commander Kimbrough. Kimbrough took the opportunity to congratulate the leaving crew on their accomplishments. “You guys have done a lot, you’ve done record breaking science and research, space walks, robotic operations, many vehicles coming and going” he said, adding “you should feel very proud of your accomplishments.”
Kimbrough along with Russian space agency Roscosmos cosmonauts, Andrei Borisenko and Sergei Ryzhiko, take over from Ivanishin, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Takuya Onishi. The Expedition 49 crew will return to Earth on Saturday after spending 115 days in space.

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