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

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

Science
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...
David Cassidy in hospital after organ failure

David Cassidy in hospital after organ failure

Entertainment
Former teen idol David Cassidy is in hospital after reportedly suffering organ failure.The US actor and singer, 67, is "conscious and surrounded by family" after being rushed to hospital in Florida earlier this week, his spokeswoman said.He had been in an induced coma following kidney failure and needs a liver transplant, according to reports.Cassidy revealed earlier this year he was battling dementia after video emerged of him performing erratically in California.Image:David Cassidy performing in Nashville in 2012He forgot the words to some of his own songs and yelled at a fan to turn off a light that he claimed was blinding him.Cassidy later told People magazine he had been in "denial" about his illness and he had decided to stop touring, saying he wanted to "enjoy life".Cassidy shot to ...