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Soyuz brings three space station fliers back to Earth

1 month ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION
The descent module of the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft after landing in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA TV / Spaceflight Now
One week after two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut arrived at the International Space Station, the three crew members they're replacing strapped into their own Soyuz spacecraft, undocked and returned to Earth Wednesday with a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan to close out a 196-day mission.
Descending under a huge orange-and-white parachute, the Soyuz crew module touched down at 10:54 p.m. EDT , three-and-a-half hours after...
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