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Live coverage: Three-man crew closes out 173-day space mission

April 9, 2017

Outgoing space station commander Shane Kimbrough and two Russian crewmates returned to Earth on Monday, riding a Soyuz capsule in a bubble of hot plasma to a parachute-assisted landing in Kazakhstan. The trio undocked from the space station at 0757 GMT (3:57 a.m. EDT) and landed on the Kazakh steppe at 1120 GMT (7:20 a.m. EDT) Monday.

Record-setting space station crew lands after 340-day mission

March 2, 2016

Astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko ended a record-setting 340-day stay in orbit with a fiery plunge to Earth Tuesday, settling to a jarring rocket-assisted touchdown in Kazakhstan to close out a medical research voyage that may help pave the way for flights to Mars.

Crew leave space station after 340-day mission

March 2, 2016

Watch as the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft separates from the Space Station, setting the stage for the return to Earth of astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, who both spent 340 days in space. The Soyuz is commanded by Sergey Volkov who joined the station crew in September.

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