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NASA astronaut, two cosmonauts land in Kazakhstan after departing space station

NASA astronaut, two cosmonauts land in Kazakhstan after departing space station

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Oct. 21 (UPI) -- NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos landed on Earth Wednesday evening after departing from the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-16 landed in the remote steppe of Kazakhstan at about 10:54 p.m. EDT, marking the end of a 196-day mission for Cassidy, Ivanishin and Vagner after having spent the last few days packing completed science experiments, personal items and other types of cargo onto the spacecraft. Advertisement After boarding the craft, they closed the hatch at about 4:10 p.m. EDT Wednesday and the spacecraft undocked from the Poisk module's space-facing port at 7:32 p.m. The trip back to Earth took a little over three hours, as the Soyuz began its deorbit burn at 10:01 p.m. and began its re-entry into Earth's atmo...
Watch live: NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, two cosmonauts to depart space station

Watch live: NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, two cosmonauts to depart space station

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Oct. 21 (UPI) -- NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos are scheduled to depart the International Space Station for Earth on Wednesday evening. The trio have spent the last few days packing completed science experiments, personal items and other types of cargo onto the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft that will carry them home. Advertisement After boarding the craft, they will close the hatch about 4:10 p.m. EDT. The spacecraft is scheduled to undock from the Poisk module's space-facing port at 7:32 p.m. [embedded content] The trip back to Earth will take a little over three hours. After a parachute-assisted descent, the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft is expected to touch down in the remote steppe of Kazakhstan about 10:55 p.m. EDT. NASA TV will provide live cover...