Three space station crew members have returned home to the Earth after spending nearly 200 days off the planet.
The orbiting International Space Station has shifted in position after an engine glitch on a docked spacecraft which is due to bring astronauts back to Earth this week.
Three crewmembers who have been aboard the International Space Station for an extended, 6.5-month mission will be heading home on Thursday, with no launch date set for their replacements.
Wednesday’s planned homecoming of 3 space station crewmembers is being delayed while engineers assess if the rocket problem that doomed a cargo ship last month could surface on a similar booster used for human spaceflights.
An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts have landed safely on after 167 days in orbit at the International Space Station. The space travelers were all smiles despite below-freezing temperatures of their snow-covered landing site in Kazakhstan.
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Russia says it will support U.S. plans to keep the International Space Station operating through 2024, but then wants to split off three still-to-be launched modules to form a new orbital outpost.
Three new crewmembers arrived at the International Space Station late Sunday (Nov. 23), doubling the orbiting lab's population back up to its full six-person strength.
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