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Space station crew closes out 168-day mission


Space station crew closes out 168-day mission A Russian cosmonaut, a NASA flight engineer and a Japanese physician-astronaut strapped into their Soyuz ferry ship early Sunday, undocked from the International Space Station and plunged back to Earth, landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan to close out a 168-day mission. With Soyuz MS-07 commander Anton Shkaplerov monitoring cockpit displays from the crew module’s center seat, flanked on the left by co-pilot Scott Tingle and on the right by Japanese physician-astronaut Norishige Kanai, the Russian spacecraft separated from the station’s Rassvet module at 5:16 a.m. EDT (GMT-4) and quickly pulled away.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jun 3)

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