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Space trio lands in Kazakhstan

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 00:50

May 14 - Space trio lands in Kazakhstan after five months in orbit. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The first Canadian astronaut to command the International Space Station landed safely in Kazakhstan with two crewmates on Tuesday (May 14), wrapping up a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station. A Soyuz capsule under an orange parachute raised clouds of dust as it ignited an engine to cushion its landing some 150 km (90 miles) southeast of the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan at 8:31 a.m. (0231 GMT), Russian television showed in a live broadcast. About 3-1/2 hours earlier, space station commander Chris Hadfield, NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn and Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko departed the 100-billion U.S. dollar orbital outpost as it sailed 255 miles (410 km) over eastern Mongolia. The crew's return to Earth comes on the 40th anniversary of the launch of the first U.S. space station, Skylab. Three crews lived and worked on the relatively short-lived Skylab between May 1973 and February 1974. The project helped NASA prepare for in-flight research aboard the space shuttles and the International Space Station, which was constructed in orbit beginning in 1998.

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Space trio lands in Kazakhstan

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 00:50