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Trio of space station crew members set for landing


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Three crew members left the International Space Station for Earth on Thursday while their replacements remain delayed by an investigation into a Russian launch accident.
Former station commander Andrey Borisenko, cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev and US astronaut Ron Garan sealed themselves inside one of two Russian Soyuz capsules parked at the outpost at 5:30 p.m. EDT/(2130 GMT), closing out a five-month mission.Three hours later, the Soyuz slipped out its berthing port at the station, a recently completed $100 billion project of 16 nations. Touchdown in Kazakhstan is set for midnight EDT/(0400 GMT) on Friday.
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