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Soyuz returns to Earth
Posted: Sun, Oct 11, 2009, 9:15 AM ET (1315 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two ISS crew members and a space tourist returned to Earth early Sunday. The Soyuz TMA-14 capsule landed at 12:32 am EDT (0432 GMT) Sunday northeast of the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, about three and a half hours after the spacecraft undocked from the ISS. Inside the capsule were Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, NASA astronaut Michael Barratt, and spaceflight participant Guy Laliberté of Canada. Padalka and Barratt were returning from a 199-day in space, while Laliberté a space tourist, spent a week and a half in orbit, where he emceed a two-hour entertainment event Friday night held in a number of cities on Earth.
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