Station crew heading home after record-long U.S. spaceflight

March 2, 2016 00:37

CAPE CANAVERAL- NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko began their return to Earth on Tuesday after nearly a year aboard the International Space Station, ending a record-long U.S. spaceflight intended to pave the way for human travel to Mars.

The men, accompanied by Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, sealed themselves into a Russian Soyuz capsule that was scheduled to depart the station at 8:02 p.m. EST.

They are expected to make a parachute landing in Kazakhstan at 11:25 p.m. EST.

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