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ISS trio head back to earth

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 01:04

Astronauts from NASA, the European Space Agency, and Roscosmos undock from the ISS after more than six months in space. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION A three-member crew successfully undocked from the International Space Station on Thursday (June 11) after more than six months in space. NASA astronaut Terry Virts, Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA), and Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos spent 199 days aboard the orbiting outpost, performing scientific research and technology demonstrations. According to NASA, the crew members travelled more than 135 million km (84 million miles) since their launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 24, 2014. The crew's homecoming was delayed by four weeks to allow the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, to investigate why a Russian Progress cargo ship failed after reaching orbit in late April.

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ISS trio head back to earth

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 01:04