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Soyuz undocks from station, lands safely
Updated: Sun, Nov 10, 2002, 9:48 AM ET (1448 GMT)
Originally Posted: Sat, Nov 9, 2002, 5:04 PM ET (2204 GMT)
ISS seen from undocking Soyuz TM-34 (NASA) A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a three-man taxi crew undocked from the International Space Station Saturday afternoon, landing in Kazakhstan several hours later. The Soyuz TM-34 spacecraft undocked from ISS at 3:44 pm EST (2044 GMT), with Russian cosmonauts Sergei Zaletin and Yuri Lonchakov and Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne aboard. The three had been on the station since they arrived on the new Soyuz TMA-1 spacecraft early Friday. The spacecraft landed 80 kilometers northeast of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan at 7:04 pm EST Saturday (0004 GMT Sunday). No problems were reported with the landing even though took place in the pre-dawn hours, a departure from the normal daytime landings. The undocking clears the way for the launch early Monday of the space shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-113.
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