Two Russian cosmonauts, US astronaut head back to Earth
Published on Mar 11, 2014 10:00 AM
MOSCOW - A pair of Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut sealed themselves inside a Russian Soyuz capsule on Monday and left the International Space Station, ending a six-month mission, officials said.
With former station commander Oleg Kotov at the controls, the Soyuz slipped away from its berthing port at 8:02 a.m. (Singapore time)
Touchdown is expected at 11:24 p.m. southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.
Strapped inside the Soyuz with Kotov are station flight engineers Sergei Ryazansky and NASA's Michael Hopkins.
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